Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, Harvard finds – Telegraph

… of business administration at Harvard’s Marketing unit. “But those same shoppers often feel virtuous, because they are acting in an environmentally responsible way. “That feeling easily persuades them that, because they are being good to the environment, they should treat themselves to cookies or potato crisps or some other product with lots of fat, salt, or sugar.” To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Reusable bags encourage shoppers to buy junk food, …

Farmers who switch to organic face strict rules, costs, red tape – Times Union

By Madeline St. Amour | April 26, 2015 As a cardiorespiratory therapist in an intensive care unit and later as a nutritionist, Pamela Schreiber saw many people with grave ailments. Working in rehabilitation, she helped long-term smokers, asthmatics, people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and postoperative cardiac surgery patients. “I worked with people who hadn’t taken care of themselves their whole lives through smoking or poor diet,” she said. After doing a lot …

Insect-inspired eye may allow drones to navigate their environment more naturally

… drone’s altitude by responding to visual information to make it follow either the floor of the test rig or the ceiling of a tunnel on the same setup. The other two feedback mechanisms managed the robot’s velocity based on optimum speeds required to navigate a specific tunnel size, and the orientation of the optic sensor eye in regard to the slope over which it was traveling, so that the unit was afforded the optimum field of view, regardless of pitch. The latter mechanism also …