Let There Be... Organic Food
September 18, 2007 07:39 AM - Reuters, Ed Stoddard and Jessica Rinaldi
COMMERCE, Texas - The Hale family has embraced organic farming because it is healthy, good for the environment and less cruel to animals. But do not mistake them for nature-worshiping New Agers or back-to-basics hippies.They are part of a small movement of conservative Christians who believe the Bible demands an organic or natural approach to agriculture.
Mars Says No to Changing Chocolate
September 17, 2007 05:37 PM - The Associated Press
The maker of M&M's and Milky Way bars says it would be a mistake to mess with its chocolate.
Mars Inc. said Monday it will continue to use 100 percent cocoa butter in its U.S. chocolate products, bucking an industry campaign to allow cheaper vegetable oils to be substituted.
Retailers push reusable bags to save money, environment
September 17, 2007 12:10 PM - Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press
When Katrina Gamble goes grocery shopping, she brings her list and her bags — a pair of sturdy canvas bags she bought a few months ago for $4.99 at her local grocery store."It works just as well," said Gamble, 30, a political science professor at Brown University, adding, "It's better for the environment."
Greenspan Says Iraq War Is Largely About Oil", Creates Political Storm
September 17, 2007 08:04 AM - JoAnne Allen, Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Clarifying a controversial comment in his new memoir, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he told the White House before the Iraq war that removing Saddam Hussein was "essential" to secure world oil supplies, according to an interview published on Monday.
More Christians Embrace Organic Farming
September 17, 2007 07:59 AM - Ed Stoddard and Jessica Rinaldi, Reuters
COMMERCE, Texas (Reuters) - The Hale family has embraced organic farming because it is healthy, good for the environment and less cruel to animals. But do not mistake them for nature-worshiping New Agers or back-to-basics hippies.
They are part of a small movement of conservative Christians who believe the Bible demands an organic or natural approach to agriculture.
Report: Fewer Soft Drinks at Schools
September 17, 2007 07:47 AM - Associated Press
School vending machines are stocked with fewer high-calorie soft drinks today because some states have banned the sale of sodas on campus and the beverage industry is phasing in healthier drinks, according to an industry report.
Explorer Who Found Lost Peru Cities Dies
September 17, 2007 07:35 AM -
Douglas Eugene "Gene" Savoy, an explorer who discovered more than 40 lost cities in Peru and led long-distance sailing adventures to learn more about ancient cultures, has died. He was 80.
N.Y. Group Trying to Eat Only Local Food
September 17, 2007 07:31 AM - Michael Hill-Associated Press
Dick Shave got a duck for dinner. It was firm, fresh and — this is very important when you're only eating food grown within 100 miles — raised nearby."We're going to have it with local new potatoes from the farmers' market and beans from outside our door," Shave said.
The Falling Age of Puberty in U.S. Girls: What We Know, What We Need to Know
September 16, 2007 12:18 PM -
The Problem Girls get their first periods today, on average, a few months earlier than did girls 40 years ago, but they get their breasts one to two years earlier. Over the course of a few decades, the childhoods of U.S. girls have been significantly shortened. What does this mean for girls today and their health in the future? The Breast Cancer Fund commissioned ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber to write The Falling Age of Puberty — the first comprehensive review of the literature on the timing of puberty — to help us better understand this phenomenon so we can protect our daughters’ health.
$100 Laptops For Poor Children, Prices Go Up
September 15, 2007 10:26 AM - Jim Finkle, Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - A nonprofit group that plans to produce low-cost computers for poor children has raised the laptops' price, a spokesman for the foundation said on Friday. The One Laptop per Child Foundation's XO laptop will sell for about $188, up from the $176 the group announced in May, said foundation spokesman George Snell. That's almost double the original goal of the foundation's founder, Nicholas Negroponte, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher and the brother of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte.