Senior Year Sticker Shock

Parents, if your high-school senior is about to graduate, you have my heart-felt congratulations – and my sympathy. As your checkbook can attest, this has been an expensive year and it’s not over yet.

EarthTalk®

Dear Earth Talk: How healthy is soy? I heard that, despite its healthy image, most soy is grown using chemicals like other crops and is even being genetically modified. — D. Frinka, Syracuse, N.Y.