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Beauty is more than skin deep

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By Unknown #2 July 1, 2009
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is hosting a book club webinar to discuss a book about the toxins in beauty products. Titled Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, the book (New Society Publishers, 2007) takes a look at the toxins in toiletries and personal items used by men, women, teenagers and children. Read more...
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Worms in the big apple

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By Unknown #2 July 3, 2009
Mother Nature Network reports on an ecologist working to bring worm-composting to every kitchen in New York City. Kate Zidar, of the Lower East Side Ecology Center says "Composting is perfect for high-density urban living, and it's critical because of New York's poor soil quality and waste management problems." Read more...
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Read your milk label carefully!

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By Unknown #2 July 6, 2009
While the rest of us were prepping for the 4th, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) was sending out press releases about a recent decision by Dean Foods to abandon their popular organic milk (Horizon, Silk labels) for a "natural" alternative. Read more...
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Food Inc. serves wake-up call

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By Unknown #2 July 8, 2009
The movie Food Inc. is being slowly digested by the American public, and like Al Gore's famous documentary before it, it is changing the way people see things; we can no longer deny what's on our grocery store shelves... or where it came from. Read more...
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Man of the Times

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By Unknown #2 July 10, 2009
Milwaukee's Will Allen of Growing Power is profiled in the New York Times. Go, Will! Read more...
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"Natural" label doesn't hold up under scrutiny

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By Unknown #2 July 10, 2009
The Chicago Tribune picked up the story about Dean Foods and their new "natural" product line. Read more...
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Congress wants organics investigated | MNN - Mother Nature Network

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By Unknown #2 July 13, 2009
The Washington Post picks up the organic label story: Read more...
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First Lady follow-up

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By Unknown #2 July 15, 2009
It has been a few weeks since the world blogged about Michelle Obama's organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn at the White House. The Washington Post decided to check in, see how things are growing and ask the question: What's next for the First Lady? Read more...
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Healthier school lunches are on the table

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By Unknown #2 July 17, 2009
With the upcoming congressional meeting this fall concerning the reauthorization of school nutrition programs, many discussions are being held about taxpayer dollars supporting healthy living and battling childhood obesity. The Obama administration is proposing a $1 billion dollar program to aid schools in healthier, fresher, and more natural nutrition with regulations being made even on vending machines. See the August issue of the Exchange for a look at the topic. In the meantime. here? Read more...
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Dinner is served!

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By Unknown #2 July 17, 2009
Don't forget, Food Inc. opens at the Downer Theatre tonight. Let's show our support for this important film on the U.S. food system. Here's the official blurb: Read more...
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Wal-Mart might not be so evil, after all

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By Unknown #2 July 18, 2009
According to the NYT, Wal-Mart is working on a system to label products according to their sustainability rating. Imagine a nutritional label, but with environmental data. The hope is that other stores will adopt the system, so in about 5 years' time, customers will be able to make purchasing choices by comparing carbon footprints. Read more...
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Vilsack responds to Wisconsin organic dairy farmers

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By Unknown #2 July 20, 2009
In a release from the Cornucopia Institute: Read more...
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Milwaukee's lakeside gem gets some tlc

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By Unknown #2 July 22, 2009
Been to Lake Park lately? This gorgeous park is getting some much-deserved tender loving care, which will only make it more appealing to the runners, walkers, bench-sitters, croquet-players and golfers who enjoy its wide open lawns and curving trails. Read more...
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It just keeps on growing

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By Unknown #2 July 22, 2009
First the New York Times, and now Oprah's magazine. Will Allen of Growing Power is doing more than his part to get the word out about organic, local food. Read more...
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Obama appoints former Monsanto lawyer

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By Unknown #2 July 24, 2009
Uh-oh. Monsanto lobbyists found positions in Washington under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, and now it's happening under President Obama. Read more...
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It's an ongoing question: How do you define 'local'?

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By Unknown #2 July 27, 2009
Driving around the metro area over the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed the local theme to Citgo's billboard advertisements. The ones we have seen feature a proud, smiling Citgo owner outside his gas station with the words, "Local, loyal, like it should be" across the top. Read more...
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Another high-profile garden springs up

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By Unknown #2 July 27, 2009
Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minster Gordon Brown, has followed in the footsteps of her friend, First Lady Michelle Obama, and planted a vegetable garden at 10 Downing Street. This is just weeks after the Queen planted one at Buckingham Palace. Read more...
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Eat Local Challenge!

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By Unknown #2 July 28, 2009
Eat Local Milwaukee now has a web site! Go to www.eatlocalmilwaukee.orgto see how you can take the challenge for the first two weeks of September. Read more...
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40 farmers under 40

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By Unknown #2 July 29, 2009
Mother Nature Network's "40 Under 40" list of young farmers is an inspiring, fun read. The "American Gothic" image has been updated a little. But there are no Wisconsinites on the list! We've contacted people at the farm federation's young farmer program and will see if we can spotlight our young farmers soon. Watch this space... Read more...
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Food Safety stumbles

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By Unknown #2 July 30, 2009
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