|Organic farming finds itself at a crossroads|
Capital Press - 2/17/2017. By Eric Mortenson - Some organic purists still want to battle the “Empire,” but the market seems to be adjusting to the presence and influence of ‘Big Ag.’
|'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution|
The Guardian [UK] - 2/17/2017. By Tom Phillips - When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a verdant blaze of shrubbery and plant life; a breath of fresh air for metropolises that are choking on a toxic diet of fumes and dust.
|Three Midcoast chefs named James Beard Best Chef award semifinalists|
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 2/17/2017. By Holly S. Edwards - If you’ve ever wondered where to go for some of the best food in the Midcoast, you might consider letting the folks at the James Beard Foundation be your guide. And for those who already dine at Francine, Lost Kitchen and/or Suzuki’s Sushi Bar, the announcement that the chef/owners of these three restaurants have been named as finalists for best chef-northeast honors won’t be much of a surprise.
|A Downside of Gluten Free|
The New York Times - 2/16/2017. By Nicholas Bakalar - A gluten-free diet may have a downside: increased blood levels of arsenic and mercury, according to a preliminary report.