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26 Aug 2010 10:35


U.S.: Egg recall expands again: You jerks buying cage-free organic yet?

  • 2 new store brands have been added to the recall list source

30 Jul 2009 10:09


U.S.: Rich people can officially stop shopping at Whole Foods

A study concludes that the biggest benefit to eating organic is your sense of self-fulfillment. Health benefits? Not really there. source

05 Apr 2009 11:31


Music: M. Ward on making music that’s implicitly political

  • I’m not that interested in getting anything too heavy off my chest or complaining in some monumental way. I’m more interested in telling stories where people can make their own implicit connections.
  • M. Ward • The singer-songwriter whose profile has shot up in recent years in part due to his collaboration with Zooey Deschanel in She & Him. Since 2000, Ward has been making albums, but his most recent, “Hold Time,” is the first one he’s made outside of the era of George W. Bush. While his music doesn’t hint at his politics, he uses his songs to capture the political mood, he says. • source

22 Mar 2009 11:53


U.S.: “Organic” isn’t as organic as you’d think

  • It doesn’t matter if it’s from the farm down the road or from Chile. As long as it meets the standards it’s organic.
  • Joan Shaffer • A spokeswoman for the Agriculture Department, on the nature of the “U.S.D.A. Organic” program, which she describes as a marketing program. It’s not local and the standards often leave small farmers off the table. Doesn’t that make you want to eat organic? • source

03 Feb 2009 11:02


Tech: Ink is expensive. Use coffee grounds to print your stuff instead.

The RITI coffee printer probably will make your papers peppier. (See what I did there?) source