Thursday, April 30, 2009

Titus Peachey Using postcards to ban cluster bombs

Ta Douangchom Photo by Stanislas Fradelizi

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. is using a postcard campaign to support the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act, legislation that would restrict the use of cluster bombs by the United States. According to Titus Peachey, director of peace education for MCC U.S., the U.S. has been the principal producer and user of cluster bombs for nearly five decades. Peachey began raising awareness about the use of these bombs in the early 1980s However, in March 2009, Congress passed a law that prohibits the export of cluster bombs from the U.S., except under very restricted circumstances. Click to read the rest of the article Mennonite Central Committee - USA by Cathryn Clinton April 16, 2009

Tai Peachey helps Streaks get 1st win

Galesburg girls soccer: Streaks get 1st win
Galesburg Register-Mail - Galesburg,IL,USA
TAI PEACHEY followed it up three minutes later with an assist from Sarah Nelson to put the Streaks up 2-0 at the half. Peachey scored again at the 60 minute. Click for more of the story,

Agricultural biotechnology expert Dr. Roger Beachy

On target. Once tobacco plants swapped genes after their DNA was broken, they survived herbicide treatment (right). Picture Credit: Annah Goergen/University of Minnesota.

Agricultural biotechnology expert ROGER BEACHY, president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri, is also enthusiastic. "The advance is highly significant for plant biotechnology," he says. "It brings a new level of sophistication to the [field]." Click here for more information by Elizabeth Pennisi ScienceNOW Daily News - Washington, DC, USA, 29 April 2009
More interesting information. BEACHY said the two St. Louis projects are complementary, and the Danforth center and Washington University will share their research work. Click to read the article in the Associated Press by Jim Salter, 04.29.09, 11:45 EDT