|Soil as Our Salvation|
Common Dreams - 9/4/2015. By Hannah Apricot Eckberg, Santa Barbara Independent - What if the answer to stopping climate change was lying right under our feet? What if one of the most revolutionary acts you could do was to plant a garden? Well, research is starting to show this might just be true.
|Why Are We Drawn To Heirloom Fruits And Veggies? They're 'Edible Memory'|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/4/2015. By Eliza Barclay - We're not shy about our affinity for the Cherokee Purple, a purplish package of sweet, acid and savory tomato greatness. But every year, the Cherokee Purple's preeminence (in our mind, anyway) is challenged by new heirlooms we've never tried before. This year, we're wowed by the Paul Robeson, a varietal from Russia which, in addition to its gorgeous dark red tones and earthy taste, is named for a famous African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist.
|Brazil National Cancer Institute report on GM crops available in English|
GM Watch - 9/3/2015. Earlier this year we announced the release of a hard-hitting report from Brazil’s National Cancer Institute José Alencar Gomes da Silva (INCA), part of the country’s Ministry of Health. We’ve received several requests for English translations of this report. We are delighted to be able to offer the English translation below, which was generously provided to us by volunteer translators.
|In the future, the best chemistry practices will be green|
The Guardian [UK] - 9/3/2015. By Bruce Watson, Guardian Sustainable Business - Chemistry is having “an innovation crisis”, according to John Warner, co-author of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. “We need to ask if the way we’re training future scientists is fitting the need of society.” The push for green chemistry began over two decades ago, and Warner has been part of the movement the whole time. On Wednesday, he presented one of two keynote speeches at a Guardian conference on green chemistry.