Daily Archives: May 18, 2009
Last week was a busy one in terms of local foods systems activities. The U of I Extension coordinated three programs; two providing information to producers and one providing participants with an opportunity to learn more about where their food comes from, or could come from. On Tuesday, a workshop on Business Planning and Risk Management for Small Farms and Market Gardens was held, and participants had their eyes opened to many opportunities to grow their businesses. On Wednesday evening, Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, Small Farms Specialist for the University of Illinois Extension presented a workshop on Grantwriting for Small Farms. Again, …
In Barcelona, when you breathe the air, you might also be taking in cocaine.
Air pollution in Spain is a major problem, but the government’s not too worried.
“Not even if we lived for a thousand years would we consume the equivalent of a dose of cocaine by breathing this air,” scientist Miren Lopez de Alda said in a statement.
Still alarming. A reminder: What you can’t see might hurt you.
On related matters:
– This site offers advice for going green while shopping for pharmaceuticals, though it’s pretty broad and common-sensical.
– This article rates “green” shampoos….