|Organophosphates: A Common But Deadly Pesticide|
National Geographic - 7/18/2013. By Ker Than - The pesticides blamed for killing at least 25 children in India are widely used around the world, including in the United States, and health experts have raised safety concerns about this class of chemicals in the past.
|What Maine Can Teach the Rest of the Country About Farming|
Modern Farmer - 7/18/2013. By Tom Wolf - Forget Stephen King and lobster rolls. The really impressive thing about Maine? Farms are being started at a rate nearly four times faster than the national average, the average age of its farmers is below the national – and rapidly greying – average (and keep in mind Maine is the most geriatric state in the Union), and it boasts one of the highest organic-to-conventional-farm ratios in the United States.
|Celebrating Maine malts, wheat, and wood-baked bread|
The Portland Phoenix - 7/18/2013. By Laura McClandish - In An Everlasting Meal, chef Tamar Adler urges us to build whole meals around bread, the staff of life, as our ancestors once did. “Our lives don’t lean against it anymore,” she laments. “We’ve decided that bread is bad for us.”