|Organic gardeners produce more than just produce|
The Tribune (San Luis Obispo) - 9/18/2013. By Mary McCorkle and Genevieve Holloway - Visit SLO Creek Farms Organic Community Garden and you find a lush sofa and overstuffed chairs made of mounds of hay bales, which are covered with sod and then planted with grass seed. The gardeners call the collection their “lawn furniture.”
|U.S. Department of Agriculture Guts National Organic Law; Circumvents Public Process|
Food & Water Watch - 9/17/2013. In a move decried by consumer and environmental groups as severely weakening the meaning of the organic label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that the agency had changed the process for exempting otherwise prohibited substances (such as synthetics) in food that carries the “organic” or “made with organic” label.
|How Factory Farms May Be Killing Us|
Alternet - 9/17/2013. By Tara Lohan - A report from the CDC reveals the grave dangers of antibiotic resistance and says factory-farmed animals are a big contributor.