|Diabetes epidemic linked to toxic chemicals in food & environment|
Organic Consumers - 12/10/2008.On 10 July 1976, a reactor at a chemical plant near the small town of Seveso in northern Italy exploded, sending a toxic cloud drifting into the summer sky. Around 18 square kilometres of land was contaminated with TCDD, a member of the notorious class of industrial chemicals known as dioxins.
|Obama’s ‘Secretary of Food’?|
The New York Times - 12/10/2008.Nicholas D. Kristof Op-Ed. As Barack Obama ponders whom to pick as agriculture secretary, he should reframe the question. What he needs is actually a bold reformer in a position renamed “secretary of food.”
|Betting on Biochar to Solve Our Super CO2 Imbalance|
Treehugger - 12/7/2008.UN climate talks are bogged down in Poznan, Poland, partly by Polish insistence that a new EU climate deal give them concessions to allow them to keep depending on coal awhile longer.