|Celebration to honor the life and legacy of organic food advocate|
Portland Press Herald - 12/19/2012. By Avery Yale Kamila – Russell Libby's passing last week after a long battle with cancer has been felt deeply throughout Maine's food and farming communities. A tireless advocate for sustainable, organic agriculture, Libby was always willing to share his abundant knowledge with anyone who asked, from farm apprentices to U.S. senators.
|Brominated vegetable oil: PepsiCo and Coca-Cola not removing chemical from Canadian drinks|
Toronto Star - 12/18/2012. By Carys Mills – Major soft drink-makers and Health Canada say the use of brominated vegetable oil in Canadian beverages is safe, despite a growing movement elsewhere to ban its use. The additive, which is used to cloud and stop separation in some drinks, has been banned in most of Europe for decades and Japan recently discontinued its use.
|Grabbing at Solutions: Water for the Hungry First|
Post Carbon Institute - 12/18/2012. By Sandra Postel – A blue revolution is gaining steam in sub-Saharan Africa that may boost food security and incomes for the region’s poorest inhabitants. Small-scale irrigation techniques with simple buckets, affordable pumps, drip lines, and other equipment are enabling farm families to weather dry seasons, raise yields, diversify their crops, and lift themselves out of poverty.