Monday links

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Food Safety

Foodborne illness ravages Iraqi refuges; charity blamed — Food Safety News In a refugee camp in Iraq, more than 800 people became sick and two may […]

What’s in a name: Heirloom, hybrid or GMO tomatoes

With a variety of tomatoes available for choosing at grocery stores and markets—plum, cherry, pear, striped, large, small—and in a variety of colors, it can be hard to pick out what tomato is best and, really, what the tomato actually is. The names and the basic definitions of three of the main types of tomatoes […]

Tox Tuesday: Salicylates

[ SPANISH ] When taking aspirin for pain or fever, the most active component of the drug is acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin is a member of the salicylates family and will eventually be metabolized to salicylic acid when taken. Salicylic acid’s anti-inflammatory properties are not just for aches and pains, the anti-inflammatory acid is also used […]

Science fact or fiction? Talking plants

It is estimated that up to 7,000 languages are spoken globally; some continents feature thousands of languages, such as Asia, where others only have hundreds, such as Europe. There are languages that are spoken by billions, and an estimated 46 languages are spoken by just one person.

But there is another language emerging from the […]