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Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 06:19 pm
It's hard to find a food with a longer history than milk, a staple of the human diet. For at least 10,000 years, milk and foods made from milk have nourished children and adults in nearly every cultu...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 12:01 am
Dear "Earth Talk: What are the environmental and health risks of genetically engineered foods, and do they outweigh the benefits such as reduced pesticide use and increased crop yields? -- Liz f...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 09:56 am
Dear "Earth Talk": I'd like to start saving more energy in my home. Do you have any tips? -- Mitch Rochelle, Carson City, Nev. A University of Michigan study estimates that the average American ...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 10:35 am
This past year, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and local health departments offered financial incentives to assist in the sealing of abandoned wells. It's a worthwhile cause that I some...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 01:23 pm
Dear "Earth Talk": What environmental and health problems are associated with the use of chlorine by the paper industry? Is chlorine really essential in the production of paper? -- Misty Landlet...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 06:28 am
Dear "Earth Talk": How can I recycle my unwanted CDs and DVDs? -- Mike Wells, Oswego, Ill. Compact discs and digital videodiscs have become the de facto standards for media storage and playba...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 02:29 pm
In November, the last autumn colors vanish into piles of dry leaves and the prairie hardens itself for the coming winter. Here at Prairierth Farm, the crops are at last all gathered and the cat...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 07:36 am
The big bluestem, dressed in its fall red-wine colors, glows in the late-afternoon sun among the bright-blue New England asters and a scattering of yellow goldenrod. From the center of this acr...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 12:51 pm
Maybe it's just me, but fall 2004 closed in a little faster than the calendar suggests. If you haven't done so already, now is the time to organize your fall composting project to deal with the annual...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 03:18 pm
Dear "Earth Talk": I've heard that some foods are now being irradiated. Why is this done, and what are the implications for our health and safety? -- Emily Worden, Monroe, Conn. Food irradiatio...


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