|Link between conventional farming and breast cancer studied|
The Observer [Canada] - 5/18/2010.By Paul Morden – Sarnia, Ontario: A startling link between farming and breast cancer in women is being studied by two former local researchers. Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith, adjunct assistant professors at the University of Windsor, will speak about their research at a May 18 forum in Point Edward offered by Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
|The case for sustainable meat|
Alternet - 5/17/2010.By Shannon Hayes – I recently released a new book, Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture. The result of three years of obsessive research, the book is something of a manifesto for a movement of Americans who believe that they can live happily and equitably, influence social and ecological change, and minimize their reliance on a consumer culture by reviving their domestic skills and redefining what constitutes “having enough.”
|Maine farms’ potential, obstacles topic of forum|
Bangor Daily News - 5/17/2010.By Kevin Miller – Wiscasset: Increasing consumer demand for food grown or produced locally combined with a steady up-tick in the number of farms in the state bode well for the future of Maine’s agriculture industry. But Maine farmers also face considerable challenges from a lack of “agricultural infrastructure,” rising land prices and a regulatory environment that creates a disconnect between people and their food.
|Study links ADHD with pesticides|
Portland Press Herald - 5/17/2010.Kids with higher levels of pesticide compounds had more attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.