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Monthly Archive for October, 2013

  Big Girl has the most amazing hair. I say that not just because I am her mother. Seriously. She has thick, red curly hair. The kind you see in magazines and covet for yourself. Except there’s something that you can’t see in those photos: The huge amount of product those girls have in their [...]

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Ractopamine: Another FDA Failure?

I’ve been spending some time reading posts on Facebook. I have liked a lot of smart, forward-thinking folks who post stuff that makes me think and educates me, too. On Friday, someone posted a link to a story about ractopamine. All I could do was shake my head and open up WordPress so I could [...]

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  This is a quick hit. Today, October 25, and over the next few days (Oct. 26 and 27) there is going to be a GMO Mini Summit. Some of the heavy-hitters in the No GMO movement are going to be discussing the future of food live on the Internet and via teleconference. Whether you’re [...]

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We went to Big Girl’s 10-year-old well visit. To quote my doctor, “There’s nothing going on at all,” on the puberty front. She really didn’t have to tell me that. (Although, yes, I asked.) The kid is skinny and tall and as flat as a board. There’s no hair anywhere except her head. Thank goodness. [...]

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A few weeks ago a letter came home from school. Our school, like most others, uses pesticides on its lawns. Yes, the same lawns that kids run on at recess and gym. I wasn’t surprised, although I do think it’s really stupid. Who cares if there are dandelions and crabgrass where kids play? Not me, [...]

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