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.