Daily Archives: June 21, 2012

Woman sues city of Tulsa for cutting down her edible backyard garden

From Lori Fullbright, on Oklahoma’s Own:

“TULSA, Oklahoma – A Tulsa woman is suing the city’s code enforcement officers after she said they cut down her garden with no cause.

Denise Morrison said she has more than 100 plant varieties in her front and back yards and all of them are edible and have a purpose.

She knows which ones will treat arthritis, which will make your food spicy, which ones keep mosquitoes away and treat bug bites, but she said none of that matter to city inspectors.

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We’ve got 10 times as many bacteria as we have cells — Human Microbiome

From Evan Rodgers on The Verge:

Human Microbiome Project image via The Verge blog.

“Would you be upset to know that you’re coated in bacteria and other microorganisms from head to foot? According to the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), the average adult human’s genome is quite small compared to the “metagenome,” which consists of all of the different organisms both on and inside us….” Continue reading

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