- Nowadays, a lot people belong to a CSA. And the local food movement is spreading! Some have even coined the term “locavore” referring to people who eat food close to home. And, the number of farmers markets is up nationwide, the highest it’s been since 1994; the Associated Press explains.
- Plastic bottles and bisphenol-A (BPA) are in the news a lot lately. And recently, despite consumer outrage, the FDA said BPA is safe as it’s currently used, like in food packaging, but now the agency has agreed to reexamine the research on BPA’s health risks; The New York Times reports.
- Last week, a small town in Tennessee was flooded by a billion gallons of water and coal ash, when a retention pond for a local coal-burning plant burst! Homes were destroyed, but the long term effects could be worse. Officials fear toxins from the slurry could ruin drinking water; via the Associated Press.
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