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Should Nutrition be taught right alongside math and science?

Sounding Board
By Your Board May 28, 2013
“They should be teaching this in high school,” commented one owner at a recent class I took by Outpost nutritionist Judy Mayer on gluten-free options held at the State Street store. Her question got me thinking, should nutritional eating be a part of the curriculum right alongside math and science?  Should it just be at the high school level, or sooner than that, grade school perhaps or even earlier? 
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Saving Seeds = Saving Our Planet

Sounding Board
By Your Board March 5, 2013

An e-mail recently appeared in my inbox that really got me thinking about the sustainability of current conventional farming practices. The e-mail contained a link to a report by the Center for Food Safety as part of its Save Our Seeds (SOS) initiative (http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/campaign/save-our-seeds/). The report, Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers, highlights the ongoing practice of seed companies suing farmers for patent infringement when their fields are discovered to contain genetically engineered (GE or trangenic) crops, even though the farmers hadn't purchased GE seeds from the companies. The seed companies allege that farmers are knowingly saving seeds from prior year GE crops, or are obtaining GE seeds from “seed cleaners,” who specialize in the practice of processing seeds from prior years to use for subsequent plantings. According to the seed companies, these practices are expressly prohibited by the technology agreements signed by farmers who use GE seeds.

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Malcolm Woods

Loaves and (GMO) Fishes

Postscript
By Malcolm Woods October 10, 2011

A news report today says an approval of the first genetically-modified animal for human consumption is now in final review at the federal level.

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Malcolm Woods

The inside dope on iodine

Postscript
By Malcolm Woods March 16, 2011

The nuclear crisis in Japan has triggered a run on potassium iodide supplements in the US, but is it much ado about nothing?

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Malcolm Woods

Farming for superbugs

Postscript
By Malcolm Woods December 28, 2010

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has released figures about the use of antibiotics by the agricultural sector and it's a grim picture.

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Unknown #1

Educational couch potato-ing?

Postscript
By Unknown #1 December 1, 2010

The snow is flying. Here's a way to make good use of hibernation season.

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Unknown #2

Wisconsin homes to be powered by goat gas

Postscript
By Unknown #2 October 12, 2010
Who knew there were such benefits to living near a cheese plant? Read more...
Unknown #2

October is Non-GMO Month!

Postscript
By Unknown #2 October 4, 2010
Planting of GM crops is at all-time high. So is consumer concern. Read more...
Unknown #2

Want to meet "the Al Gore of lawn care?"

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By Unknown #2 September 22, 2010
 Shorewood High is screening "an astounding and inspiring film." Read more...
Unknown #2

UEC makes amazing loo list

Postscript
By Unknown #2 July 27, 2010
 "Nothing but rainwater flushes the toilets here, all electricity is solar-powered, soap is biodegradable and paper products are 100 percent recyclable. Even the paint on the wall is made out of organic compounds."
-- Popular Mechanic magazine. Read more...
Unknown #2

It's not a factory farm -- it's a farm in a factory

Postscript
By Unknown #2 July 16, 2010

Wisconsin - the land of beer, cheese and aquaponic urban agriculture.

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Unknown #2

Is this why GMO food isn't labeled?

Postscript
By Unknown #2 July 6, 2010
Would the public buy genetically engineered food if it was labeled? Read more...
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