|California’s water woes threaten the entire country’s food supply|
Alternet - 6/6/2009.By Scott Thill – What a difference an administration makes. Samuel Bodman, the previous secretary of energy under the Bush administration, spent his short term stumping for nuclear power plant construction, polluting the hell out of the Earth, profiting off global warming and trying to significantly downplay America's singular role in greenhouse-gas emissions. The new one? Well, he's a doom prophet with a Ph.D.
|Maine graduates leave college, head to the farm|
Kennebec Journal - 6/6/2009.Editorial – For the parents of some college graduates, the idea that their kid would take their diploma – and the thousands of dollars it represents – and turn it into a low-wage job is a little dismaying.
|Would you like some GMOs in your coffee?|
Grist - 6/5/2009.By Tom Laskawy – Jill Richardson made a good catch on the GMO crop front the other day. She dug up an article from a Boulder, CO newspaper that detailed the debate over local sugarbeet farmers’ request to plant GM seeds within the city limits. The farmers claim that without GM sugar beets, they’ll be unable to meet their Western Sugar Cooperative quota.
|Elderberry trumps tamiflu for flu remedy|
Organic Consumers - 6/5/2009.By Paul Fassa, Natural News – Concerned about using Tamiflu if the second, much worse swine flu breakout comes as promoted and promised? You should be. Besides the insufficient supply that is getting closer to its expiration date, Tamiflu is only partially effective. Furthermore, it's very expensive, and the side effects are so harsh and dangerous that it has been banned in Japan.