- What cheap American food is doing – and Canadian food too, really. Now we have proof we’re just as fat as they are.
- Monsanto’s corn and those lab rodents – this is pablum, just for us. GMOs may just be needed to feed the growing population, but the ones in charge of the seeds have put their businesses through the shaky grinders of intellectual property law. On the other side is forcing farmers to buy seeds every year, and saying you’re feeding the world but not doing anything significant to actually feed people that need it most. You’re not responsible for feeding everyone for free, you just can’t say you’re feeding the world like you’re humanitarians. So far, you’ve hurt way more people than you’ve helped.
- The Whole Foods CEO is the extremeist me – John Mackey is both an Ayn Rand disciple and a frolf enthusiast – that’s just too extreeeeeeeeme. A bit nuts but exotic organic nuts.
- A year without plastic – entitled “Plastic Manners”, a traditional but great idea for a blog (the “project” blog [cough Julie and Julia]). Hope she gets a book out of it. I’ll be reading, I’d like some good alternatives.
- Hybrid cars don’t save much (any) oil – Not really as green as you expect when you even just consider “full cost accounting” – sourcing parts from all over the world doesn’t make it that ecogoodnstuff.
- Why drivers need to support transit investment, and not whine – because it makes commuting way way smoother. Reduced road rage is worth its weight plus much more.
- A primer in Environmental Assessments (EA) – leave it to Spacing to cover a necessary but possibly dry topic in environmental policy. Luckily they tackle a fascinating case study – the Gardiner Expressway.
- How nuclear power works – from our friends at HowStuffWorks, it’s about time we actually knew some details on nuclear power.
- Feed-In-Tariff 2.0. – How Ontarians in the know of current energy policy are trying to truly capitalize on a subsidized energy gold rush.
- U.S. drinking water widely contaminated – loaded term, and quel surprise – gas stations, industry, chemicals, fertilizer, pharmaceuticals, sewage, cosmetics, cigarettes, dead animals, road salt, and whatever else you can think of. And you think bottled water is that much better.
- How birth order affects your personality – one of my favourite topics of conversation, but the results may not be what you think.
- Curing those ringing ears – maybe there’s hope for us dummies that listen too loudly. It just feels better, mmkay.
- Let’s face it, science is boring – New Scientist discusses some of the less sexy parts of science, and there is plenty to choose from.
- The problem with a “public” interest in science – perhaps because politicizing science goes against its very principles.
- Where does the universe end? – Exploring the Hubble-fueled view of the ever-expanding universe.
- More Waterworlds – nearby stars could be hosting water based planets too. Luckily no webbed-footed Kevin Costners.
- Toronto’s arts scene coverage gets a boost – some coverage on new/small/emerging galleries, musicians, and artists around the city. And with an attractive, bearded, Urban Outfitted plaid shirted gentleman. Kudos to Late Night in the Bedroom, now sponsored by big blogTO.
- Toronto Chinese food > New York’s Chinese food – And the WSJ says so.