Today on Planet 100: Organic's Dirty Rules (Video)
Today, Planet 100 reports on expected expansions of USDA organic regulations, Apple's solar iPod patents, and the most common language in the jungle.First, current USDA organic regulations mandate the use of soil in growing certified produce. Practitioners of aquaponics, hydroponics, and other inventive growing processes thing this is unfair. And the USDA has heard their complaints: New regulations are expected to be announced later this year extending the organic label to systems that do not use soil.
Meanwhile, early adopters anxiously await a solar-powered iPod. The idea is based on a set of patents Apple applied for last year but is a sun-powered gadget really in the works?
Finally, new research shows that the calls used by Campbell monkeys can be understood by other primate species and even some birds.