Month: June 2011

FARMER JOHN PLOWED UNDER

I am away from my desk attending a family reunion.  To get to bucolic Monticello, Illinois, I have driven through countless miles of land that was once prairie and then small farms and is now an endless stretch of massive sterile mega-fields servicing agribusiness.   While I am reconnecting with […]

5 PODCASTS YOU SHOULD PLUG INTO

As former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Well, it’s a fact that most scientists believe that climate change is occurring. So which news outlets get it right and which get it wrong?  According to a brand […]

ENJOY YOUR VEGETABLES. AVOID E. COLI

Remember 2006 when suddenly everyone was afraid to eat spinach because there were reports of contaminated greens in a couple of taco restaurant chains.  It turned out to be contaminated iceberg lettuce that caused at least 276 cases of illness and 3 deaths. How much good produce had to be […]

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