I thought I would try to do a weekly post of links pertaining to green news, events, and articles around the Commonwealth and the U.S. I hope it will be a good source of information for those that don’t have time to troll around the internet and keep up with what’s going on!
Now on to some reading for you:
- The USDA has authorized a new corn variety from Monsanto for testing. The corn is supposed to thrive in arid conditions, such as the American southwest. Just more unsettling news to add to the Monsanto list. (Source: Digital Journal)
- Some Kentucky poultry farmers—from Marshall County—are finding a creative way to dispose of their chicken waste. They are composting it for fertilizer for lawns, golf courses, etc. An interesting way to put so much waste to use. (Source: UK Ag News)
- I’ve really enjoyed chatting with some of you since my raw milk post. So many thoughtful, intelligent comments. I thought you would enjoy this post about raw milk. While we are scurrying to persecute those selling raw milk in the U.S. like they are producing meth, France is embracing raw milk. You can even purchase raw milk from vending machines in France. Fascinating! (Source: Natural News)
- It seems like everyone is talking about “pink slime” this week, which is a good thing. Awareness of unhealthy products—like this ammonia-treated beef—is the only way that change will occur. The USDA has now announced that school districts will have the choice to not serve this meat in their cafeteria lunches. (Source: Washington Post)
- Bluegrass Local Food Summit is March 22-24 in Lexington. Don’t miss it!
- March 24th: Vegetarian Tasting Fair at Rainbow Blossom in Louisville
And my number one must-read post of the week:
What’s in your toothpaste? (Prepare to cringe!) (Source: Mother Nature Network)