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Ag Attorney Sheds Light on Manure Handling, Application Regulations

Sep 30, 2014

Ag Attorney Sheds Light on Manure Handling, Application Regulations

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Although the Lake Erie algae problems that contaminated Toledo’s water supply in early August have subsided, the crisis raised questions about animal manure application on farmland in Ohio and how it may have contributed to the problem.

Ohio State Economist: Taxing Phosphorus Could Reduce Risk of Algal Blooms

Sep 29, 2014

Ohio State Economist: Taxing Phosphorus Could Reduce Risk of Algal Blooms

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While agricultural scientists, policymakers and farmers are investigating ways to reduce the risk of severe algal blooms that stem from phosphorus, an Ohio State University environmental economist suggests an economic response could be the most cost-effective one.

Chow Line: Carbohydrates: How low is low? (9/26/14)

Sep 26, 2014

Chow Line: Carbohydrates: How low is low? (9/26/14)

I heard about a study recently that said low-carb diets worked better than low-fat diets. My question is, how “low” is low-carb?

Sept. 30 Webinar to Examine Economics of Controlling Algal Blooms

Sep 23, 2014

Sept. 30 Webinar to Examine Economics of Controlling Algal Blooms

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Economists will discuss the economics behind water pollution control, particularly regarding harmful algal blooms, in an hourlong webinar on Sept. 30 at noon.

Oct. 14: How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

Sep 22, 2014

Oct. 14: How to Stop Algal Blooms, Keep Drinking Water Safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the wake of this summer’s Toledo water crisis, Jeff Reutter talked to, among others, NPR’s Melissa Block, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal. Reutter, head of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, will keep the conversation going next month, this time as moderator of two panels on preventing such crises in the future.

From Food Processing to the Ocean Depths

Sep 19, 2014

From Food Processing to the Ocean Depths

Ohio State food lab enters global competition to measure ocean acidification


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