ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 4, 2007

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ACS NEWS SERVICE April 4, 2007

PressPac Archive: http://www.chemistry.org/news/presspac.html

Contact: Michael Woods

In This Edition:

  • Verifying the authenticity of organic foods
  • New NO-releasing polymers with potential medical uses
  • Key Stardust spacecraft discovery may have been contamination
  • New car "aroma:" No sign of toxicity
  • Building up nanotech research

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  • News, features, background, sources from ACS National Meeting, March 25-29, Chicago
  • Earth Day April 22
  • Research in one hot field: ACS Chemical Biology
  • Mark Your Calendars: ACS Regional Meeting, May 16-19, Philadelphia


Verifying the authenticity of organic foods
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The supermarket sign in the produce aisle says "organic" and the higher price lends credence. But is that organically grown fruit or vegetable authentic or a mislabeled version of some conventionally grown crop?

In a report scheduled for the April 4 issue of ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly journal, scientists in the United Kingdom a

Contact: Michael Woods
American Chemical Society

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