|The case for gardening as a means to curb climate change|
The Atlantic - 10/25/2011.By Sandra Steingraber – I am quite possibly the world's worst gardener. I would like to blame my yard for this. It's full of shade, and the shade comes from walnut trees, which, as any gardener worth her salt can tell you, exude from their roots a substance called juglone, whose job it is to take out the competition by wilting the neighbors. So, my garden now has raised beds.
|Chef Sam Hayward wins national award|
Portland Press Herald - 10/25/2011.By Meredith Goad – Portland: Chef Sam Hayward of Fore Street won a national award in New Orleans Monday night recognizing his commitment to promoting local, sustainable foods in the culinary world.
|Pingree unveils bill to benefit tens of thousands of local farmers|
Portland Press Herald - 10/25/2011.By Jonathan Riskind – Washington: U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says her bill to revamp national agricultural policies marries the desire for healthy food to the need to boost the economy. The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act includes provisions that address a range of issues, such as building slaughterhouses to process food locally and developing crop insurance programs to enable organic farmers to better reach consumers.
|Study hints of BPA, girls’ behavior link|
Kennebec Journal - 10/25/2011.By Lindsey Tanner – Chicago: Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles and food can linings. Preschool-aged girls whose mothers had relatively high urine levels of BPA during pregnancy scored worse but still within a normal range on behavior measures including anxiety and hyperactivity than other young girls.