Arts & Life

2:28am

Mon February 18, 2013
The Salt

Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 6:35 pm

Vernon Hugh Bowman lives outside the small town of Sandborn, Ind.
Dan Charles NPR

This week, the Supreme Court will take up a classic David-and-Goliath case. On one side, there's a 75-year-old farmer in Indiana named Vernon Hugh Bowman; on the other, the agribusiness giant Monsanto.

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1:28am

Mon February 18, 2013
The Salt

Growing Resistance, Oregon Hazelnuts Battle Blight

Originally published on Mon February 18, 2013 4:42 am

Oregon State University has been growing a variety of hazelnut trees over the years to develop blight-resistant breeds.
Rebecca McCluskey

1:13pm

Sun February 17, 2013
The Salt

Should You Be Worried About Your Meat's Phosphorus Footprint?

Originally published on Tue February 19, 2013 8:36 am

A tractor spreads fertilizer at a dairy farm in Morrinsville, New Zealand.
Sandra Mu Getty Images

If you've ever played around with one of those carbon or water footprint calculators, you probably know that meat production demands a lot from the environment — a lot of oil, water and land. (Check out the infographic we did on what goes into a hamburger last year for Meat Week.)

But have you thought about your meat's phosphorus footprint? Probably not.

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11:59am

Sun February 17, 2013
Author Interviews

Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 3:00 pm

John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple.
Anthony Cox Getty Images

As the European editor of Rolling Stone, Jonathan Cott spent his time interviewing legendary musicians like Mick Jagger and Pete Townshend. But in 1968, he finally got the opportunity to meet his hero, John Lennon. Cott was nervous.

"He said, 'There's nothing to be nervous about,'" Cott recalls. "'It's going to be OK, and we're doing it together, and that's what really matters.'"

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11:52am

Sun February 17, 2013
Author Interviews

'Above All Things' Tells The Story Of A Mountain, A Marriage

Originally published on Sun February 17, 2013 4:13 am

George Mallory's final moments remain a haunting, hotly-disputed mystery. Did the dashing young mountaineer manage to reach the summit of Mount Everest, making him the first man to ever do so? Or did he and his climbing partner, Sandy Irvine, perish heart-breakingly close to their unfulfilled goal?

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