Archives: food security
Monday, June 20, 2016
Maria DeRosa, Department of Chemistry By Ariel Root “Something that’s important to note about nanoparticles, is that it’s more than just their size; they’re also special. There’s something special about them: they have greater surface area; they have interesting electronics; they glow. There’s always something different about a...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Varied diet repels poisoned fungus
World Health Organization agency report, produced by an IARC working group chaired by Carleton's J.D. Miller, makes important recommendations to prevent food contamination with fungal toxins and how to diminish their impacts on human health. Read more about the importance of crop and diet diversification...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Mercury and marine birds in Arctic
By Jennifer Provencher, Department of Biology, Carleton University A striking step forward in environmental protection policy was the creation of the Minamata Convention signed by 128 countries in 2013. As of April 2015, ten countries had ratified the convention. The Convention aims to limit the release of mercury into the environment. Although...