Citizen’s Adivsory Committee Invited to Particpate in SJC Fair!

PUENTES’ Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)¬†has been invited to prepare a demonstration plot for the San Joaquin County Fair this summer! The CAC met on site on Earth Day, April 22, to discuss their vision for the garden… ultimately¬†it was decided that when developing the site, they would focus on the idea of demonstrating different types […]

Farmers Who Plant Biotech Crops Grow Pesticide-Resistant Weeds

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2010 (ENS) – Weeds are developing resistance to the herbicide that genetically engineered crops are designed to tolerate, finds the first major assessment of how biotech crops are affecting all U.S. farmers, released today by the National Research Council. Since genetically engineered crops were introduced in 1996, at least nine species […]

Poverty and ” Material Hardships” threaten well-being of young children

Pediatricians find link between cumulative hardships and health in low-income young children (Boston) – Pediatric researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC), in partnership with other Children’s HealthWatch investigators in Minneapolis, Little Rock, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, have found that the cumulative effects of crowded and unstable housing and uncertain supplies of food and heat act together […]

Helping Farmers Conserve Wildlife and Make Money

Conservation Agriculture: Keeping People and Wildlife Safe by Danielle Nierenberg on April 12, 2010 One of the first things you notice about grocery stores in Zambia is the plethora of processed foods from around the world, from crackers made in Argentina and soy milk from China to popular U.S. breakfast cereals. Complementing these foreign foods, […]