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Cornelia's Blog – December 2008 Archive (6)

Urban Farming "School" near Vancouver - A North American First

An article in the Vancouver Sun Urban Farming School Takes Root





"Instruction would be based on intensive farming on small plots, a heavy dependence on physical labour, ecological sustainability and meeting local market demands, including the food needs of ethnic and immigrant communities.

"It's… Continue

Added by Cornelia on December 16, 2008 at 11:15am — No Comments

Plastic bag recycling (downcycling) centers

PlasticBagRecycling.org

A great web resource for dealing with the plastic crap in our lives. Naturally, less plastic is best, but it still happens.



Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber but can also be reprocessed into small pellets, or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, pallets,… Continue

Added by Cornelia on December 10, 2008 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Live Chicken Cam - in anticipation of the end of puppy cam

Flying Skunk Farm
If I can't watch away hours with the Shibu Inu pups after they go to their adult homes, I can at least watch my lady hen friends on the Vineyard!

Added by Cornelia on December 3, 2008 at 4:08pm — No Comments

FDA Draws Fire Over Chemicals In Baby Formula

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/26/AR2008112600386.html?hpid=sec-health



By Lyndsey Layton

Washington Post Staff Writer

Thursday, November 27, 2008; A02



Public health groups, consumer advocates and members of Congress blasted the Food and Drug Administration yesterday for failing to act after discovering trace amounts of… Continue

Added by Cornelia on December 2, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

Huffington Post: Obama's Team Includes Dangerous Biotech "Yes Men"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/obamas-team-includes-dang_b_147188.html?view=print



Biotech "Yes Men" on Obama's team threaten to expand the use of dangerous genetically modified (GM) foods in our diets. Instead of giving us change and hope, they may prolong the hypnotic "group think" that has been institutionalized over three previous administrations--where… Continue

Added by Cornelia on December 1, 2008 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

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