Buying organic food is worth it, HSPH prof says

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Read Full Story Paying up to 40% more for organic food is worth the investment, wrote Chensheng (Alex) Lu, associate professor of environmental exposure biology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), in a Wall Street Journal article on June 16, 2013.While researchers have yet to provide a definitive answer about whether more costly and harder-to-find organic food, such as produce, milk, and meat, is healthier than conventional foods, “It only makes sense that food free of pesticides and chemicals is safer and better for us than food containing those substances, even at trace levels,” Lu wrote.What’s more, he wrote, “Some convincing scientific does exist to suggest that an organic diet has its benefits.” In 2006 Lu led a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives that showed that within five days of substituting mostly organic produce for conventional produce in children’s diets, pesticides disappeared from the children’s urine.Both Lu and a University of Florida physician, who countered Lu’s view on buying organic, advised those on limited budgets to consider buying organic versions of foods on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list, or focus on organic versions of foods eaten most frequently. Eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and less processed foods remains the goal, they wrote.last_img read more

Local Candidate Expresses Concern Over “Separate Chautauqua County” Agenda

January 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Graphic.JAMESTOWN – A local candidate for the New York State Assembly is voicing her concern about the proposed reopening strategy announced by various officials calling for New York State to move away from the “economic zones” decision-making process for reopening.Christina Cardinale (D) is running against Republican Incumbent NY-50 Assemblyman Andy Goodell this fall. Cardinale released the following statement on her official Facebook page following Tuesday’s press conference with Goodell, Congressman Tom Reed, State Senator George Borrello and other officials:“The “separate Chautauqua County” agenda is still in full effect, as evidenced by this afternoon’s press conference at Crown Street Roasting Company in downtown Jamestown. Our county has a population of about 126,900. Currently, our county has reported 1451 (negative) and 44 (positive) COVID-19 test results. That’s 1.17% of the population. We need a sample size bigger than 1.17% to make educated decisions.”“Our representatives continue to proudly announce our “low infection rate”. They need to remember these low numbers correlate with the low amount of testing. I’m not against reopening. I’m against reopening without being conscientious. I’m against a pandemic strategy that involves a “let the chips fall where they may” mentality.” “Our elected officials are so quick to demand special treatment for Chautauqua County. How can they demand significant treatment for a county without significant metrics?” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Yes, let’s stay locked down until the Fuhrer tells us it is okay. He is so smart. Let’s make him our president cause he has done such a wonderful job. Just follow the democrats. Now excuse me while I puke.,Ms.Cardinale hasn’t a leg to stand on. As per NYS Dept.of Health latest statics 5/12: 85% of COVID-19 deaths in NYS occur in people over 60 yo..89.6% have COMORBIDITY… (COPD, Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Dementia, etc.)..According to NYSDOH: there have been 4 ( four) deaths in total attributed to COVID-19 in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. These numbers are a total from March 1st until May 12..That’s 10 (ten) weeks!! Granted, people who have risk factors should stay home and wear a mask when in public..This is a good practice for these people to protect themselves from the seasonal FLU!last_img read more

After fast start, Dostal satisfies need for speed with IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact national prize

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

first_img“We converted it to a Sport Compact. Paul Burger at B & B Chassis put the roll cage in and we figured we’d just race it at Arlington,” said Dostal. “We started building the second car after my first season.” Encouraged by early success, the Glencoe, Minn., pilot targeted the national prize in mid-summer. He scored 25 feature wins in making that goal become reality. GLENCOE, Minn. – Alex Dostal has had a thing for speed ever since he crashed a three-wheeler into the front door of the house at the age of five or six.  “Short tracks started to grow on me,” Dostal said. “I think they help you become a better driver because you have to learn to make decisions more quickly.” He counted a dozen wins at Princeton, seven at Arlington and three each at Redwood and at North Central Speedway. “Everything just panned out,” explained Dostal, a first-time national king after finishing fourth each of the two previous years. “I wasn’t planning on racing a Sport Compact but decided to when Princeton Speedway opened. We got three or four wins and I told my dad we were going to see how far we can take it.” His final win of the season came at Arlington Raceway’s Sept. 28 Scott Schoknecht Shootout.  Starts 49           Wins 25        Additional Top Five’s 19 “We do have a Stock Car in the garage now but I’m not 100 percent sure on what we’re going to do next year,” he said. “We’re still enjoying what we did this year.” “Racing with the tough competition we have around here has helped me astronomically,” said Dostal, who also earned a third consecutive E3 Spark Plugs Minnesota State crown along with Arlington, Princeton and Redwood Speedway track titles. center_img While the feature wins and championships were great, Dostal said the highlight of his season came when a young fan at Arlington presented him with a picture they’d drawn of his car, which has since been framed and put on display in his shop. The decision to race a Sport Compact, of course, came long after his escapades on three wheels. Dostal helped his father Richard with his truck and tractor pulling, later building an auto cross car to race on a small dirt track complete with jumps and tight corners. HIS CREW: Father Richard, cousin Kayla Dostal, uncle ‘Fast’ Eddie Dostal and girlfriend Margret Rossing. Dostal showed a knack for getting his wins in bunches, carrying streaks of five straight checkers into early August and later to mid-September. His ability to go fast paid off this season with the Mach-1 Sport Compact national championship. Alex Dostal raced to 25 feature wins and the IMCA Mach-1 Sport Compact national championship this season. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) “I had high hopes we could get it about 15 wins in,” he continued. “We had the national championship in our sights in late July.” HIS SPONSORS: Pro RPM Performance, My Own Body Shop, Matt Gruber Repair and Go For It Gas, all of Glencoe.last_img read more

Women’s basketball earns dramatic overtime win

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAfter two crushing losses this past weekend against No. 9 Oregon and No. 15 Oregon State, the women’s basketball team looked for a turnaround win against the Utah Utes on Thursday night. They went on to win 53-52 in overtime. Senior guard Sadie Edwards provided an offensive spark in her penultimate game at the Galen Center. Sunny Dong | Daily TrojanUtah entered the game without their two top scorers Megan Huff and Daneesha Provo but still kept the game competitive against USC. In the 3rd quarter, USC took a 6-point lead but Utah roared back to take a 35-34 lead entering the final period.In the 4th, the teams fought neck and neck as the teams were tied at 45 before sophomore forward Ja’Tavia Tapley fouled Utah forward Megan Jacobs with 11 seconds left in the game. However, Jacobs missed both free throws and the game headed into overtime.Utah began overtime with 4 straight points, but USC would fight back to trail 50-52 with 15 seconds remaining. USC got a crucial stop by forcing a shot clock violation with three seconds on the game clock and on the other end, senior forward Kristen Simon stepped out to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in front of Utes’ star Emily Potter to give USC a 53-52 lead with a second left. Utah attempted a lob which was broken up by senior guard Jordan Adams, giving the Trojans a nail-biting win.“I practice that shot every day for practice,” Simon said. “I shoot almost a hundred of them.”The Trojans were led by a huge game by Simon who posted 16 points, 15 rebounds, three steals and the game-winning shot. Senior guard Sadie Edwards added 13 points and junior guard Aliyah Mazyck, who fouled out in the 4th quarter, had 10. Despite a poor shooting night for the Trojans (4 of 22 from the 3-point line), their defense shined. Utah also shot poorly at 36.2 percent and during their last two possessions, USC forced a shot clock violation and broke up a clever play to win the game. Potter paced Utah with 20 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks. Utah’s free-throw shooting (9 of 17 from the charity stripe) ultimately doomed them as they were unable to convert crucial freebies in the 4th quarter and overtime which kept USC in the game.“Hats off to Utah, they did a heckuva job on gameplan, [head coach] Lynne Roberts was excellent,” USC head coach Mark Trakh said. “They played great and we were fortunate enough to make that last shot.”USC will close the regular season by hosting Colorado. In their previous matchup, USC embarrassed Colorado 86-51 in front of their home crowd.The Buffaloes are spearheaded by lead guard Kennedy Leonard who averages 14.9 points to go with 6.6 assists and 1.9 steals. The team also features a deep supporting cast that can help shoulder the load from time to time. However, the Buffaloes have generally struggled against other Pac-12 teams.“Everybody’s tough in the Pac-12,” Trakh said. “Colorado [and Utah] are both very well coached, they play hard so it’s going to be a situation where we just have to get after it.”As the Trojans close the season, it also means that the team will be bidding farewell to three of its key players: Simon, Adams and Edwards. Simon has done an excellent job as USC’s primary post player and offensive focal point, leading the team in scoring at 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Edwards has helped support the team on both ends: scoring the ball (13.8 points on average) and serving as a solid defender. Adams might not be the flashiest player but her energy, leadership and all-around game have proven to be vital to this USC squad. Saturday’s game against the Buffaloes will be the three players’ last game in the Galen Center.“[The seniors] have done a great job,” Trakh said. “I love all of them, they’ve all done a great job, they’ve all bought into everything and hopefully, they’ve had a good experience while they were here in USC.”USC is still holding out hope for a berth in the NCAA Tournament, which begins in March.last_img read more