Sydney's toxic footprint: the suburbs most at risk from lead contamination

It comes as new research has raised fresh concerns about the risks posed by home grown vegetables and eggs.
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Understanding what makes a food ‘organic'

They need to follow stringent USDA standards. A close look at the five products: milk, salads, eggs, health bars and bread.
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Biodiversity

She invented a board game with scientific integrity. It’s taking off.

How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds.
Food

World's first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

Scientists can now quickly determine a chick's gender before it hatches, potentially ending the need to cull billions of male chicks worldwide.

Toxics

In the shadow of Canada’s biggest city, the piping plover struggles to survive

If chicks fly south, it would mark the first time the species has bred successfully in Toronto in more than 80 years.

Children

U.S. recalls more than 200 million eggs over salmonella fears

Nearly 207 million eggs from a farm in North Carolina are being recalled from nine U.S. states after 22 people fell ill, the federal Food and Drug Administration has said.
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Food

An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Food

Hey, Congress — don't mess with California's eggs

Congress should reject the Protect Interstate Commerce Act, which would interfere with certain state laws regarding animal welfare, food safety and agricultural production.
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Climate

One step beyond organic or free-range: Dutch farmer’s chickens lay carbon-neutral eggs

Poultry owner claims his new approach has the highest welfare standards and lowest cost to environment.

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Chesapeake Energy's fall

Chesapeake Energy was a fracking pioneer on a meteoric rise. Last week, it fell to Earth.

The danger of hormone-mimicking chemicals in medical devices and meds

In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.

Our annual summer reading list, 2020 edition

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