|Study finds pesticide link to childhood leukemia|
AFP - 7/20/2009.Patients with childhood leukemia have elevated levels of household pesticides in their urine, according to a new study by the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
|Vaccinating against colony collapse disorder|
Treehugger - 7/19/2009.By Karin Kloosterman – With the deadly swine flu, bird flu and bee colony collapse disorder it kind of makes you feel like nature is biting back. Some good news for at least one of the big problems: an Israeli company has developed a vaccine against colony collapse disorder, the disturbing syndrome that has been wiping out bee communities and threatening agricultural production all over the world.
|Alfalfa Fund hopes to change farmer’s luck|
Kennebec Journal - 7/19/2009.Letter by Duke Dulac – As I was working on my friend Leo Murphy's head, I thought I ought to get into it. So as a casual remark, I said, "Why don't you and I start an Alfalfa Fund for the poor farmer that missed the Saturday night party in his alfalfa field."
|Unity farm is keeping it fresh|
Kennebec Journal - 7/19/2009.By David Leaming – The increasing desire for fresh produce grown in an environmentally conscious manner has led to a bumper crop for a Unity-based market garden farmer.