|ConAgra bows to calls for stripping feared chemical from food cans|
Omaha World-Herald - 7/31/2015. By Cole Epley - Metal cans containing ConAgra Foods products made in U.S. and Canadian facilities after July 30 will be free of bisphenol A, the chemical commonly known as BPA, the Omaha food company announced Thursday. In place of chemicals containing BPA, ConAgra cans will be lined with polyester or acrylic materials.
|Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/31/2015. By Kristofor Husted - Chert Hollow Farm sits nestled between rows of tall trees and a nearby stream in central Missouri. Eric and Joanna Reuter have been running the organic farm since 2006. That means they don't plant genetically modified crops and can only use a few approved kinds of chemicals and fertilizers.
|Women Power and Small Farm Success|
Living on Earth - 7/31/2015. By Steve Curwood - Women are increasingly joining the "back to the land" and local food movements as farmers. Host Steve Curwood spoke with farmer and author Audrey Levatino, who has written Woman Powered Farm: Manual for a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field. Her book is for anyone who would like to start farming, with special hints for women and anyone wants sustainable and back-saving approaches to the rigors and joys of tending life on good dirt.