|Fresh garlic is a powerful, though now disease-prone, crop|
The Portland Phoenix - 3/27/2013. By Laura McCandlish - To experience the wonder of garlic, you have to grow it for yourself. It's an easy enough gateway crop the blackest thumb can tackle, even on a stoop in pots. All garlic requires is patience.
|NRDC Report: More than 10,000 Pesticides Approved by Flawed EPA Process|
Natural Resources Defense Council - 3/27/2013. A two-year investigation by the Natural Resources Defense Council has found that the federal government has potentially threatened the public’s health by improperly using a regulatory loophole to approve many untested or under-tested toxic pesticides.
|Not Just the Bees: Bayer's Pesticide May Harm Birds, Too|
Mother Jones - 3/27/2013. By Tom Philpott - Once again this spring, farmers will begin planting at least 140 million acres - a land mass roughly equal to the combined footprints of California and Washington state - with seeds (mainly corn and soy) treated with a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids.