|Lettuce From the Garden, With Worms|
The New York Times - 6/20/2009.Op-Ed by Nicholas D. Kristoff – Growing up on a farm near Yamhill, Ore., I quickly learned to appreciate the difference between fresh, home-grown foods and the commercial versions in the supermarket.
|More evidence links pesticides to Parkinson’s|
Reuters - 6/19/2009.By Amy Norton, Reuter’s Health Information – A new study confirms the link between on-the-job pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease, and suggests that certain insecticides may be particularly risky.
|Are pesticides causing Parkinson’s Disease?|
Alternet - 6/19/2009.By Robin Marantz Henig, OnEarth Magazine – Jackie Christensen was 32 when her body began to betray her. She had just returned to work after the birth of her second son and when she tried to type, two fingers on her left hand refused to cooperate. "They wouldn't go where I would want them to on the keyboard," says Christensen, who at the time – it was 1997 – was co-director of the food and health program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minneapolis think tank.
|All that glitters is not gold: biotechnology has failed us, so why promote it abroad?|
Common Dreams - 6/19/2009.By Paula Crossfield – The head of the World Food Program announced on Friday that an additional 105 million more people have become hungry in 2009, adding to the one billion plus who were already food insecure. The day before, Secretary Clinton gave a speech about hunger in the world, speaking in broad strokes: "[H]unger belies our planet's bounty. It challenges our common humanity and resolve. We do have the resources to give every person in the world the tools they need to feed themselves and their children."