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Your liver the inner alchemist

Your liver the inner alchemist

Mar 1, 2015

by Terry Willard • Your liver is one of the most exciting organs in your entire body. It is responsible for more functions than almost any other organ in your body and the fact that the root of the word “liver” is the word “live” in many languages should open our eyes to clues. So why do we take it for granted? Well, for the most part, it simply...

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Solar Impulse first plane to fly without fuel

Mar 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • As you read this, one of the greatest adventures in the 21st century, if not in human history, is unfolding: a flight around the world, powered only by the sun. The objective is to attract the world and focus attention on preserving our planet and sustaining and improving our quality of life. It is intended to motivate global society – you...

Spring into year-round food production

Spring into year-round food production

Mar 1, 2015

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot • Seed selection: To answer the question, “What shall I grow?” ask yourself what you and your family like to eat most. Plants adapt to cultural conditions so organic seeds grow best for organic gardeners and regional seeds have an edge over seeds grown in other climates because these plants have adapted to local...

Lynne Quarmby

Lynne Quarmby

Mar 1, 2015

One scientist Harper can’t muzzle runs for Parliament by Bruce Mason • “Make It Happen,” the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8, is something Lynne Quarmby has long embraced and embodied. To honour her achievements and progress, Common Ground shares some of Lynne’s thoughts following her recent, rapid, high-profile, but highly...

GMO Bites: March 2015

GMO Bites: March 2015

Mar 1, 2015

• In January, groups from around the world joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to the public or the environment and with no regard for the overwhelming public opposition to GE...

Home radon test could be a lifesaver

Home radon test could be a lifesaver

Mar 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   • In late January, the BC Lung Association released results of Canada’s largest-ever, community-wide home radon testing project, conducted in Castlegar and Prince George, two of BC’s radon hot spots. In more than half the Castlegar homes tested, and one-third in Prince George, radon concentrations exceeded Health...

Eating & driving planet aids

Eating & driving planet aids

Mar 1, 2015

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina MS, RD, and Sahar Lakhani • As spring buds appear, we might be looking at our lifestyle choices and considering new steps. Taking action gives a sense of empowerment and two effective and powerful actions we can take immediately to limit our impact on climate change are: 1. Adopt a plant-based diet or shift in that direction. 2....

Seedy Saturday at VanDusen

Seedy Saturday at VanDusen

Feb 1, 2015

by Suzette Meyers Curtain photo by Stan Shebs • “It all started here, in the Floral Hall, over 20 years ago. That was 1990 and the very first Seedy Saturday in Canada took place in this very room.” That’s one of the many interesting things Master Gardeners learned about the history of seed saving in Canada from uber-seed-saver Dan Jason during his talk...

BC’s cleantech industries cleaning up in more ways than one

BC’s cleantech industries cleaning up in more ways than one

Feb 1, 2015

by Bruce Mason • While still under the radar of our senior governments and corporate media, the world is awash in cleantech. From San Francisco to Singapore to Surrey, cleantech expos and forums have sprung up, offering snapshots of an evolving global tapestry of innovation. At one time, an Internet search for cleantech would turn up local janitorial and...

GMO Bites: February 2015

GMO Inquiry 2015 • The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has launched a major public investigation to dig behind 20 years of uncertainty around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and farming in Canada. The project will be called GMO Inquiry 2015. “We’re stepping up with our own inquiry because our government doesn’t track the...