By JACK HEALY and KIRK JOHNSON
The sale of the drug will be legal in Colorado and Washington next month, and some observers predict other states will soon follow suit.
He blamed the 2003 Iraq war for "poisoning the well" of public opinion against British military interventions in the Middle East. 民意井中下毒
Former Trader Is Found Liable In Fraud Case
By BEN PROTESS and SUSANNE CRAIG
Fabrice Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader at the center of a toxic mortgage deal sold to investors on the eve of the financial crisis, was found liable on six of the seven civil charges against him.
Accepting That Good Parents May Plant Bad Seeds
By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
We marvel at the resilient child who survives the most toxic parents, yet the converse - the notion that some children might be the bad seeds of more or less decent parents - is hard to take.
German court allows patients to grow own pot
A German court has ruled in favor of allowing seriously ill patients to
grow their own cannabis for medical treatment. But the ruling, with certain
stipulations, could still prevent self-cultivation for some patients.
Big Chem, Big Harm?
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
Chemicals in everything from canned food to A.T.M. receipts could affect you, your children and your children's children.
Melting glaciers hold poisonous secret
The disappearance of glaciers can lead to further climate change, terrible
flash floods and drastically reduce the amount of available fresh water,
but what if they also released something much worse?
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Spectrum | 05.08.2008 | 04:30
Using Nuclear Technology to Combat the Olive Fruit Fly Pest
Homer wrote about it in his Odyssey, Hippocrates rated it as both a food and a medicine and its leaves were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. We're talking about the olive – consumed by millions around the globe as a tasty fruit and as olive oil.
And it’s not only humans who enjoy the fruit, but also pests – especially the Olive Fruit Fly which causes considerable damage to olive crops. That’s why scientists at the UN’s Joint Division of the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are using nuclear technologies to develop techniques to combat this pest.
From Seibersdorf, Austria, Louise Potterton has this report
The Poison Garden is a spooky fenced-off area with about 100 varieties of toxic plants, as well as cannabis and opium poppies.
Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the food spoilage of contaminated food,pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food, as well as chemical or natural toxins such as poisonous mushrooms.
食源性疾病（foodborne illness或foodborne disease），俗稱食物中毒（food poisoning），泛指所有因為進食了受污染食物、致病細菌、病毒，又或被寄生蟲、化學品或天然毒素（例如：有毒蘑菇）感染了的食物。根據如上各種致病源，食物中毒可以分為以下四類，即：
noun [C or U]
a substance that can make people or animals ill or kill them if they eat or drink it:
The pest control officer put bowls of rat poison in the attic.
Her drink had been laced with a deadly poison.
1 to kill a person or animal or to make them very ill by giving them poison:
Four members of the family had been poisoned, but not fatally.
2 to put poison in someone's food or drink:
He said that someone had poisoned his coffee.
3 to add dangerous chemicals or other harmful substances to something such as water or air:
The chemical leak had poisoned the water supply.
4 to spoil a friendship or another situation, by making it very unpleasant:
The long dispute has poisoned relations between the two countries.
a person who has killed or harmed someone using poison
poisoning noun [U]
an illness caused by eating, drinking or breathing a dangerous substance:
1 very harmful and able to cause illness or death:
Can you tell the the difference between poisonous mushrooms and edible varieties?
2 very unpleasant and hurtful:
He said some poisonous things to me.
Pronunciation: /ˈtɒksɪk/Translate toxic | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:mid 17th century: from medieval Latin toxicus 'poisoned', from Latin toxicum 'poison', from Greek toxikon (pharmakon) '(poison for) arrows', from toxon 'bow'
adj.Capable of injuring or killing by poison
- Of, relating to, or caused by a toxin or other poison: a toxic condition; toxic hepatitis.
- Capable of causing injury or death, especially by chemical means; poisonous: food preservatives that are toxic in concentrated amounts; a dump for toxic industrial wastes. See synonyms at poisonous.
A toxic chemical or other substance.
[Late Latin toxicus, from Latin toxicum, poison, from Greek toxikon, poison for arrows, poison, from neuter of toxikos, of a bow, from toxon, bow, from Old Persian *taxša-, an arrow.]toxically tox'i·cal·ly adv.
toxicity noun [U]
Tests of the chemical have shown that it has a high level of toxicity.
The toxicity of the drug severely limits its use.CANNABIS SATIVA
A search of the Magaki stable to which the wrestler belongs, and of his residence, also turned up reefer butts and a cannabis pipe, according to police.
A flash flood is a sudden inundation of water in low-lying areas, usually brought on by heavy rain or a dam break. When the ground becomes so saturated with water that more cannot be absorbed, the overflow begins to rush downhill, sweeping away whatever is in its path.