|Are Organic Standards in Jeopardy? Watchdogs Say Yes|
PRWatch - 5/21/2014. By Rebekah Wilce - When organic activist Alexis Baden Mayer of the Organic Consumers Association was arrested after leading a "spirited protest" against watering down organic standards last month, she wasn't at a rally on the street or in a park. She was at a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board, a 15-member advisory board with statutory authority to review what substances are allowed and prohibited in organic agriculture -- usually a relatively staid affair.
|Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes|
National Public Radio - 5/21/2014. By Cheryl Corley - From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. But beneath that pristine image, there's a barely visible threat, says Jennifer Caddick of the Alliance for the Great Lakes: microbeads.