Food

October 31, 2010 to November 4, 2010

ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2010 International Annual Meetings

More than 3,500 scientists, professionals, and students will meet in Long Beach, CA, under the meeting theme, "Green Revolution 2.0: Food + Energy and Environmental Security." This is the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America. Also meeting: U.S. Canola Association Research Conference and The 3rd International Conference on Criminal and Environmental Soil Forensics.

"Some Vinegars Contain a Big Dose of Lead"

"In a tradition dating back to medieval times, growers in Modena, Italy, are deep into the grape harvest, the first step in making their famed balsamic vinegar. ...Thousands of miles away, in California, signs in grocery stores warn shoppers about exposure to a dangerous metal in many balsamic and red wine vinegars. Although the amount of lead in vinegar is small, experts say regularly consuming it may pose a risk, particularly to children."

Source: EHN, 11/09/2009

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