Health, Science, Environment

12:00am

Wed April 16, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

What do food labels tell us about what we’re eating?

On today's Your Call, we're talking about food labels like "organic" and "fair trade.” Studies show that sales increase by 10 percent because of food labels. But what do they mean exactly? How are these labels enforced in the US and abroad? As the number of labels increase, how should we measure certification? And how does a label change the way you think about and buy your food? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba and you. 


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12:00am

Mon April 14, 2014

12:36pm

Fri April 11, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.11.14

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New statewide legislation introduced in Sacramento…  Maryland says yes to legalization; New Jersey says no… Poppies replace Mexican pot as US prices plummet…  Want some pot-oil pizza? … and more.

LEGALIZATION

Statewide cannabis legislation introduced in Sacramento // Huff Post    This is a re-working of Assemblyman Ammiano’s earlier effort.

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6:06pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Coming Right Up -- Showers To Go

Shower locations from a September 2012 study by the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. Numbers of homeless from the city's biannual count in June 2013.
Credit Trish Richman

There are roughly 6,400 homeless people in San Francisco. According to Laura Guzman, Director of the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, one of the biggest challenges they face is finding public restrooms.

“I remember when we opened, the conversation was all about poop on the street,” says Guzman.  “We used to talk about ‘poop and needles,’ we call it. But it’s critical that the community understands – if there is no bathroom access, people are going to poop on the streets.”

Nowadays the conversation isn’t about just keeping the sidewalks clean, but how to provide more showers for those without homes. Now one of the cleanest forms of transportation is about to hit the streets.

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9:43am

Wed April 9, 2014

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