The chemical’s especially dangerous for babies and small children because it can have lasting neurological effects. Chlorpyrifos can blow from orchards into nearby houses; parents who work in orchards can transport the chemical home on their clothes and in their cars; and chlorpyrifos can make its way into developing fetuses through umbilical cord blood. Read More
In our globalized economy, we expect nothing less than to be able to consume our favorite fruits and vegetables all year, even when they're not in season locally. Placing strawberries from Mexico in your shopping cart in February and stocking up on kiwis from Chile in July – that's pretty much normal, even expected. But to buy an apple in March? That's a whole different Read More
Consider this year’s apples: Born from the seeds of an earlier generation’s trees, the fruit you hold in your hand this fall will allow you “to shake hands with a good friend over the centuries.” That’s how the composer and antiquarian Gerald Finzi put it. As your apples ripen, with the sweet strains of classical music… Read More
Ask Dr. Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3uM9c4BdiE&list=PL6pHcbVJ2q0Fk-wRbMlYR4TZIzjZkXKWC&index=7Northwest Public Broadcasting and Washington State University Communications teamed up to bring Dr. Universe to life, well at least to an animated series. Do you have a baffling science question of your own? You can send it to Dr. Universe here. Learn More Read More
The Northwest is home to many of the world’s most popular apples. But it also has apples many believed no longer exist. On eastern Washington’s Steptoe Butte, researchers found two apple varieties they thought extinct, the Spokesman Review reports. The cultivars known as Arkansas Beauty and Dickinson aren’t the first lost apples found in Washington. Another, the… Read More
  Honeycrisp apples are popular and profitable – but only as long as the quality keeps up. Photo credit: “Andria,” Creative Commons Facebook Google+ Twitter Email The sweet, tart crunch of a Honeycrisp apple is a powerful food experience. It brings taste, smell, and sound together in a single bite. Is it any wonder that… Read More
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