Category Archives: Food and drink

How Mushrooms Can Save the World

How Mushrooms Can Save the World | DiscoverMagazine.com via How Mushrooms Can Save the World | DiscoverMagazine.com. Most Americans think of mushrooms as ingredients in soup or intruders on a well-tended lawn. Stamets, however, cherishes a grander vision, one trumpeted … Continue reading

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Fish on Prozac

Fish on Prozac | DiscoverMagazine.com via Fish on Prozac | DiscoverMagazine.com. Over the past few years, ecologists surveying the waters around waste treatment plants have found contraceptives, synthetic musks, ibuprofen, and other compounds flushed off or out of our bodies … Continue reading

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Splenda: Not so sweet?

Splenda: Not so sweet? via Splenda: Not so sweet?. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nonprofit food safety watchdog group, places many popular artificial sweeteners on their “avoid” list—including saccharin (the ingredient in Sweet ‘N Low), … Continue reading

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Deformed otter penises raise concern for humans – Science

Deformed otter penises raise concern for humans – Science via Deformed otter penises raise concern for humans – Science. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) alter the hormone balance of humans and animals. An unborn fetus is particularly vulnerable to the effects of … Continue reading

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Scientists get worried when 4-pound goldfish is hauled from Lake Tahoe

Scientists get worried when 4-pound goldfish is hauled from Lake Tahoe – Science via Scientists get worried when 4-pound goldfish is hauled from Lake Tahoe – Science. The goldfish are just one of several species of invasive warm-water fishes in … Continue reading

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Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site – U.S. News

Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site – U.S. News via Six tanks now said to be leaking at contaminated Hanford nuclear site – U.S. News. Hanford — which houses millions of gallons of radioactive … Continue reading

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Dirty white gold – Opinion – Al Jazeera English

Dirty white gold – Opinion – Al Jazeera English via Dirty white gold – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. Sustainability is also not the first word that comes to mind when contemplating Monsanto’s policy of sowing the earth with genetically … Continue reading

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