Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

“Fast” food is slow to decay — artist archives burger meal for six months

By Brett Michael Dykes, via Yahoo News:

Oh Happy Day 180. Like those relics of the saints, this Happy meal is looking like it's "incorruptable". Could be good for those folks who "need all the preservatives they can get". Picture via Yahoo News.

“Vladimir [Ilyich] Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald’s Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature’s cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently. Continue reading


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Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund helps keep real food farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm farming

A War story from Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farm:

Farmer Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm

“Thursday, Sept. 2 Mark Gresge, owner/chef of L’etoile restaurantin Charlottesville, notified us that Pamela Burke, a Charlottesville City Health Inspector had been in and written up a critical hazard for using eggs from an “unapproved source.” Interestingly, and in totally aberrant behavior, she did not confiscate the eggs on the spot–probably oversight more than charity. Continue reading


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43% of Americans say they will not be getting the seasonal flu shot this year

From Steven Reinberg, Health Day/Yahoo News:

The Flu. Photo via Rodale.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) — Although vaccination against influenza can protect people from illness and help prevent the spread of flu, many Americans say they and their children won’t be getting a shot this coming season, new surveys reveal.

Despite the attention surrounding last year’s outbreak of H1N1 flu, 43 percent of Americans say they will not be getting the vaccine this fall, according to a survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). Continue reading

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Proposed new dairy regulations defeated in Pennsylvania 3 to 2

A TRIUMPH FOR REAL FOOD IN PENNSYLVANIA! Because enough of us members of C.A.R.E. spoke up, the new dairy regulations were defeated by a vote of 3 to 2 at the Independent Regulatory Review Commission. Yay!

— report by Duncan Alderson via Facebook

No corroborating reports seem to be appearing yet in the mainstream media, at least not that we can find on the internets.

10:35 am — More on this thanks to a comment from Winton Pitcoff. The following is from the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture website:

“Dear PASA members

Yesterday was one of the most extraordinary days in the history of the Local Food Movement here in Pennsylvania or anywhere.  In applying a highly technical legal maneuver they referred to openly as “common sense,” the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) voted to reject the latest “final” draft of Milk Sanitation regulations, sending them back to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) with a request that the regulations be divided between those applied to commercial milk supplies and those governing the production and sale of raw milk for human consumption. Resubmission of at least the first section may occur later this fall, before the current legislature retires.   The IRRC also took the bold step of suggesting that PDA “please sit down with these people,” who are affected by the raw milk regulations, to see what their concerns happen to be. Continue reading


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