|Bisphenol A Protest|
WCSH6.com - 6/4/2009.Maine citizens gather in Monument Square, Portland, to demand the removal of bisphenol A and other harmful chemicals from children's products.
|Attention grows in garden plot|
Portland Press Herald - 6/3/2009.By Kelley Bouchard – Most days, it's a struggle for Hector Velasquez to make it to school. A sophomore in Portland High School's alternative education program, he's not much interested in sitting at a desk for hours at a time listening to a teacher go on about one subject or another. A new garden-based curriculum is giving Velasquez and his classmates a fresh reason to come to school, get their hands dirty and help provide food for needy people in the community.
|Is this the future of food? Japanese 'plant factory' churn out immaculate vegetables|
Daily Mail [UK] - 6/3/2009.By David Derbyshire – They look more like the brightly lit shelves of a chemists shop than the rows of a vegetable garden. But according to their creators, these perfect looking vegetables could be the future of food. In a perfectly controlled and totally sterile environment - uncontaminated by dirt, insects or fresh air - Japanese scientists are developing a new way of growing vegetables.
|Pancreatic cancer linked to herbicides|
Science News - 6/3/2009.By Janet Raloff – A new study links two weed killers with pancreatic cancer in pesticide applicators and their spouses. The authors, most of whom work for the National Cancer Institute, note that they are the first to link this particular malignancy with the farm chemicals — pendimethalin and EPTC — and really don’t know how either would trigger cancer (although they do have a theory).