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A Botanist's Guide to Chocolate on Valentine's Day

Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.

For communities in Caquetá, Colombia, growing cacao beans--the main component of chocolate--is one of the few income-generating uses of forest land that does not damage the environment or support illicit industries.

E. Coli: Woman Paralyzed After Severe Food Poisoning; The Unsafe System, Meat

The New York Times | Michael Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stephanie Smith, a children's dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that firstday, and she finished...