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Monday, October 15, 2007 


Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future
Food inspectors overwhelmed by workload. As alarm bells sounded for the second-largest hamburger recall in history, the nation's top food safety officials were in Miami setting the "course for the next 100 years of food safety." Chicago Tribune

Many barriers keep organic food out of school lunches. While schools are offering healthier menu choices, what seems like a no-brainer -- feeding local kids locally grown food -- is surprisingly hard to do. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Food cop: Love him or hate him. Those who have worked with Michael Jacobson describe him as a muckraker who will go head-to-head with restaurant chains and food companies. As executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, he's also a scientist who is known for his persistence in navigating government bureaucracy. Chicago Tribune

Think local, eat local. “It’s more economical for consumers, better for the environment and it keeps money in your community,” said Sandy Miller, a Newburg farmer who is also a member of the Harrisburg-based Buy Fresh, Buy Local advocacy group. Carlisle Sentinel

Ethanol's ripple effect. Because of the ethanol boom in the Midwest, grain prices have skyrocketed to record levels. And that spike in feed-grain prices has reached all the way across the country to the Northeast's increasingly popular organic farm sector.- Hartford Courant

Queen of the bees. Over the past 30 years, Susan Cobey has become a world leader in the obscure realm of bee fertility. The University of California, Davis, hired her in May to lead a new bee breeding program.- Erie Times-News

'Sewer' water in a bottle — yum! The plastic container like any other water bottle you'd buy at the neighborhood market. The label tells another story altogether. It says: "North Davis Sewer District drinking water." - Salt Lake Deseret Morning News

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