Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Seabirds’ Significance

Seabirds’ Significance

A cycle involving the signals between seabirds and krill opens the door to a deeper understanding of climate change.

July 2014
Shame Game

Shame Game

Some personal-product makers and law enforcers are becoming more attentive to public concerns about microbeads and palm-oil sourcing.

July 2014
Action Alert

Action Alert

The FDA has proposed changes to both the current Nutrition Facts panel on food labels and Supplement Facts panel on dietary supplement labels that prompt concern.

July 2014
Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

Using educational films, heifers, seed banks and investments and other measures, nonprofit groups are nudging the planet toward more sustainable and just food systems.

July 2014
Sperm Killer

Sperm Killer

Animal research is raising concerns that Roundup’s toxic effects upon animal species’ sperm could similarly be hampering male fertility in humans.

July 2014
Urban Habitats

Urban Habitats

With half the planet’s people now established as city-dwellers, scientists are studying the urban effect upon greenery and critters.

July 2014
Garden Gunk

Garden Gunk

No regulations exist to warn us that human sewage, not to mention toxins and heavy metals, might be part in the garden fertilizers we buy.

July 2014
Food Transparency

Food Transparency

Vermont’s legislature has passed the first law in the country mandating labeling of products with 1 percent or more of genetically modified ingredients.

July 2014
Relaxing Rules

Relaxing Rules

The Department of Agriculture has quietly opened the door to more non-organic and synthetic ingredients in products certified as organic.

July 2014
Farm Building

Farm Building

The fact that the average American farmer is age 58 underscores the urgency of a new crop of programs now teaching younger farmers agricultural business and technical skills.

July 2014
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