|White pine needles help fight disease|
Kennebec Journal - 9/22/2010.By Beth Quimby – The ubiquitous white pine isn't just the source of Maine's nickname. It turns out the tree's aromatic needles are a source for a rare starter material in the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, researchers in the University of Maine's chemistry department have discovered.
|Eggs and regs|
Bangor Daily News - 9/22/2010.Editorial – As state and federal regulators try to figure out what went wrong at Midwestern facilities where eggs were contaminated with salmonella, they are turning their attention to Maine. They are looking at Maine to see how government regulations here helped avoid the contamination that has sickened at least 1,500.
|Common Ground Fair Opens Gates Friday|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 9/21/2010.Volunteers are busy weeding, answering phones, erecting billowing tents and laying electrical cable for the least common fair of the season.
|FDA urged to OK genetically modified salmon|
Kennebec Journal - 9/21/2010.By Mary Clare Jalonick (AP) – Washington: Genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as the conventional fish appears to be safe, an advisory committee told the Food and Drug Administration Monday. But they argued that more testing may be needed before it is served on the nation’s dinner tables.