Toxins in Milk Cartons, 100 Million Trees for North Dakota, and Distress Calls from Thirsty Plants

A study of bleached-paper milk cartons by Canada's Health and Welfare Branch has shown that a carcinogen produced during the bleaching process migrates from the cartons into the milk, North Dakotans will celebrate their state's 100th anniversary by planting 1 million trees for each year of statehood, and scientists have found that dehydrated plants emit high-pitched noises inaudible to the human ear. Originally published as "Bits and Pieces: Toxic Paper" in the July/August 1989 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

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