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  • Our geography, ourselves

    Our geography, ourselves
    What determines behavior? That's a question with a lot of partial answers. Upbringing. Genes. Brain chemistry. Peers. Sunday morning sermons. Inane values communicated in TV ads. The levels of various hormones in the fluid we marinated in as fetuses....
  • Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger

    Caterpillar species intercepted at BWI airport in leaves carried by Jamaica passenger
    A caterpillar species never before seen in the Baltimore area and considered a potential threat to local agriculture production was intercepted at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Friday. The discovery of the...
  • Editorial: The case for genetically modified food

    Vermont recently joined two other New England states and passed a law to require labels on food that contains genetically modifed ingredients. Similar labeling laws have been proposed in two dozen other states, including Illinois. A push is on for a...
  • California agriculture industry facing $1 billion in drought losses

    California’s agricultural industry is facing $1 billion in lost revenue this year from the state’s worst drought in decades and could pay about $500 million for additional groundwater pumping, a new study said. The UC Davis Center for...
  • Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

    Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment. Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact...
  • Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border

    Garcetti says L.A. will shelter children who have crossed border
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so. "Before you get partisan, before you tell me...
  • Is organic chicken worth the price?

    Is organic chicken worth the price?
    Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it. To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
  • Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings

    Supermarkets boost sustainable seafood offerings
    The specialized market for sustainable seafood has gone mainstream. Even Wal-Mart is promoting its environmental credentials in the seafood aisle. More supermarket shoppers are demanding to know they are buying from operations that don't threaten fragile...
  • A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm

    A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm
    I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.” So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Hot business: Kutztown couple make sauces with pesticide-free peppers

    From two acres in Kutztown comes a fiery commitment to pesticide-free food production. Homesweet Homegrown in Kutztown creates sauces made from their own peppers grown on what were once fields of genetically modified corn. "A lot of people don't...