Thursday, May 02, 2013

A Writing Award!

Yours truly receiving the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) award for best article in the science/tech/biz category at the annual conference award ceremony. Thank you! Photo by Diana Pachecho, ASJA

All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. -Flannery O'Connor

I just returned from a quick trip to New York City where I attended the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) conference, and received my first national award for one of my articles. I feel very honored and blessed! It was for my article, Did Tap Water Kill Lou Gehrig? (the online title is slightly different). Here's a snapshop of the award itself:

I will post more photos from NYC soon, but I still need to finish posting my photos from the Costa Rica trip! But I wanted to post a quick update along with links to my latest article:

  Secret Ingredients (PDF): Who knows what's in your food? Environmental Health Perspectives April 2013 (online non-PDF version here).

This feature is all about food colorings, flavorings and other additives in our food, many apparently unregulated by the FDA... who knew? That's why it's called Secret Ingredients!

I have a feature coming up about environmental justice and the hog industry in North Carolina next month, which came out of my attending Professor Steve Wing's session at the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) conference in NC last October (which I blogged about here). And I finished a piece on carbon offsets for Ensia, that should be out fairly soon, and right now I'm working on a piece about EARTH University and its unique sustainable agriculture education for students from around the world.

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