In this episode, we check out a new technology that could replace the age-old sniff test for food freshness, and explore whether climate change will spell doom for the maple syrup business in the Mid-Atlantic.
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Stories in this episode
- Your Smart Phone Could Soon Tell You How Fresh Your Food Is
It's indeed a brave new world when the beloved sniff test—and even expiration dates—may become relics of the past.
- Why Aren’t More Kids Tested for Lead?
Despite the well-known risks of lead toxicity, it’s still not mandated that all children be tested for lead in Pennsylvania.
- If Lead Paint Was Banned 40 Years Ago, Why Is It Still a Problem?
Lead was banned as an ingredient in paint in 1978. But many Pennsylvanians are still living in homes containing lead paint.
- Will Climate Change Tap Out the Maple Syrup Business?
Despite warnings from the U.S. Forest Service, not everyone's buying that warming temperatures will spell doom and gloom for the sugar maple across the Midwest and Northeast.
- A Maple Syrup Business Becomes a Casualty of Pipeline Construction
After a lengthy legal battle, a family maple syrup business has lost its bid to protect maple trees on land seized for a new natural gas pipeline.
- Study Says Gas Drilling is Happening Too Close to Homes
Is fracking happening too close to homes and schools? According to a new analysis by a group of scientists, the answer is yes.