Bisphenol A (or BPA) is a chemical compound used in the composition of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. The Ecology Center has been following the topic of BPA and its health effects on humans (in our Summer 2007 issue of Terrain Magazine… Read more », we covered some of the health concerns of BPA in canned foods.
Farming is no easy occupation to get into. And for many minority, low-income people, the challenges are heightened. The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA), is an EPA and USDA-funded program that enables people to become independent organic farmers. The majority of people who enroll are low-income, but participants who stick with the six month… Read more »
Stephen Budiansky, author of the blog liberalcurmudgeon.com, wrote an op ed piece in the New York Times blasting the local food movement as having devolved into “another one of those self-indulgent — and self-defeating — do-gooder dogmas.” He accuses locavores of perpetuating “arbitrary rules, without any real scientific basis.” His argument focuses on quantifying energy… Read more »