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  • Death of A Hero

    10/19/2011 8:47:52 AM PDT · 5 of 12
    nw_arizona_granny to betsyross60; Velveeta

    Ping.

  • Remember Politkovskaya the Brave

    10/06/2011 10:52:40 PM PDT · 5 of 5
    nw_arizona_granny to struwwelpeter

    Thank you for this thread.

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/03/2011 6:20:15 AM PDT · 9,997 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All; metmom

    Saphris (asenapine maleate): Drug Safety Communication: Serious Allergic Reactions

    AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Patients

    ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that serious allergic reactions have been reported with the use of Saphris (asenapine maleate). The Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reactions, and Patient Counseling Information sections have been revised to include information about type I hypersensitivity reactions which may include anaphylaxis, angioedema, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, swollen tongue, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or rash. In several cases, these reactions occurred after the first dose.

    BACKGROUND: Saphris (asenapine maleate) is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

    RECOMMENDATION: Healthcare professionals should be aware of the risk of hypersensitivity reactions with Saphris and counsel patients who are receiving the drug about how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a serious allergic reaction. Saphris should not be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    * Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    * Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the MedWatch safety alert, including links to the Drug Safety Communication with Data Summary, and prescribing information, at:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm270600.htm

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/03/2011 6:18:12 AM PDT · 9,996 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All; metmom

    Reclast (zoledronic acid): Drug Safety Communication - New Contraindication and Updated Warning on Kidney Impairment

    AUDIENCE: Endocrinology, Pharmacy, Patient

    ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of an update to the drug label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) regarding the risk of kidney failure. Cases of acute renal failure requiring dialysis or having a fatal outcome following Reclast use have been reported to FDA. The revised label states that Reclast is contraindicated in patients with creatinine clearance less than 35 mL/min or in patients with evidence of acute renal impairment. The label also recommends that healthcare professionals screen patients prior to administering Reclast in order to identify at-risk patients.

    The Reclast Medication Guide for patients is being updated to contain information about the risk of severe kidney problems. In addition, the manufacturer of Reclast will issue a Dear Healthcare Provider letter to inform healthcare professionals about this risk.

    BACKGROUND: Risk factors for developing renal failure include underlying moderate to severe renal impairment, use of kidney-damaging (nephrotoxic) or diuretic medications at the same time as Reclast, or severe dehydration occurring before or after Reclast is given. The risk of developing renal failure in patients with underlying renal impairment also increases with age.

    These labeling changes are being made to the Reclast label only, although zoledronic acid, also sold as Zometa, is approved for treatment of cancer-related indications. Renal toxicity is already addressed in the Warnings and Precautions section of the Zometa label. Dose reductions for Zometa are provided for patients with renal impairment.

    RECOMMENDATIONS: Reclast is contraindicated in patients with creatinine clearance less than 35 mL/min, or in patients with evidence of acute renal impairment. Healthcare professionals should screen patients prior to administering Reclast in order to identify at-risk patients. Healthcare professionals should also monitor renal function in patients who are receiving Reclast.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    * Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    * Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the MedWatch safety alert, including links to the Drug Safety Communication, including a Data Summary, and prescribing information, at:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm270464.htm

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/03/2011 6:04:22 AM PDT · 9,995 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 2, 2011
    Release #11-318

    Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 924-4624
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    LED Night Lights Recalled by Camsing Global Due to Burn Hazard

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

    Name of product: LED night lights

    Units: About 10,000

    Importer: Corvest Acquisition Inc. (now Camsing Global LLC), of Largo, Fla.

    Hazard: The LED night lights can overheat, smolder, and melt which may cause minor burns to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of the recalled LED night lights overheating, smoldering or melting. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The LED night light contains flame retardant elements, plugs into an electrical outlet, has a white or blue LED bulb, and a clear bulb cover. “Model SBD01”, the number “E314462” and “Made in China” are stamped on the back of the night light’s plastic white base. The night lights measure about 1 3/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches high.

    Distributed by: Various companies as a free promotional product, imprinted with the company’s name from December 2010 through March 2011.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled night lights and discard them.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Camsing Global toll-free at (877) 924-4624 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s website at www.camsingglobal.com

    To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11318.html

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/02/2011 9:35:24 PM PDT · 9,994 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm269869.htm

    Vita Food Products Issues Voluntary Recall of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon Packages with “SELL BY DEC 15 2011 01961” Purchased on July 25 or After
    08/26/2011 05:22 PM EDT

    Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that 8,088 individual retail packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
    . For detailed information pertaining to this Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts message, please click the link at the beginning of this bulletin.

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/02/2011 9:32:27 PM PDT · 9,993 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All

    This message consists of the following:

    1. Pacific Cycle Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11313.html

    2. Petzl America Recalls Belay Devices Due to Fall Hazard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11314.html

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/02/2011 9:25:07 PM PDT · 9,992 of 10,033
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    City Hall joining Flint’s urban agriculture movement

    She also is part of what has become a social movement taking Flint by storm and
    that is winning international praise.
    And, now urban gardening is also getting the official endorsement of the status
    quo.


    Wonderful film showing city farming in Mumbai, India

    Dedication by the filmmaker Suma Josson:
    August 28th was my mother’s birthday. It is 2 months since she passed away. Daughter
    of a farmer she was a kitchen gardener growing her own vegetables and fruits wherever
    she moved. She carried the garden within her and the garden contained her energy.

    I know up there she is tending and watering a garden filled with the light of regeneration
    and hope. Let’s turn more earth organic in 2011.


    Like Portland, Boulder rethinking concept of urban farming

    Hunched over the miniature jungle growing along the street near his University Hill
    home in Boulder, Scott Hoffenberg plucked a glistening purple object from the ground
    and shook off bits of dirt.

    “This is the first eggplant of the year,” Hoffenberg said. “In a couple weeks, we
    should be pulling 100 to 150 of these off each week.”


    City Chase explores Vancouver’s Compost Garden, for charity

    City Chase brought a few hundred explorers to the Vancouver Compost Demonstration
    Garden as part of a unique urban adventure. Participants had to dig through our
    worm bins and find 10 worms and also answer questions about the composting process.

    It was a wonderful way to introduce people to home composting.
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    Read stories here:
    City Farmer News [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=fclqmpbab&et=1107376791614&s=1304&e=001pykGQtuoK1sqn_-DOdU__1Q7Y-ONrxaZqnp9jND2fjlzMFXS54LD4GHnKzPL4pWiV6g3Bh7Gp4dPfysMNNeiinpKbIJg-vQerAsQn-BY3-8xNvyTnVYKDQ==]
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    Michael Levenston
    City Farmer - Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/01/2011 7:38:30 PM PDT · 9,991 of 10,033
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    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Office of Communications
    Washington, D.C.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    September 1, 2011
    Release #11-315

    Recall Hotlines: See listing below
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, is announcing a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies. Due to the serious risks of flash fire and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot, consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel.

    The recall involves an estimated 2 million units of various pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold in scented and non-scented formulations, which were sold since 2008 for between $5 and $20 by the companies listed below.

    Consumers can contact these firms to obtain instructions for a refund of the product and for returning unused bottles and jugs:

    Bird Brain Inc., of Ypsilanti, Mich.
    Bond Manufacturing of Antioch, Calif.
    Sunjel Company (2 Burn Inc.) of Milwaukee
    Fuel Barons Inc. of Lake Tahoe, Nev.
    Lamplight Farms Inc of Menomonee Falls, Wis.
    Luminosities Inc (Windflame) of St. Paul, Minn.
    Pacific Décor Ltd. of Woodinwille, Wash.
    Real Flame of Racine, Wis.
    Smart Solar Inc. of Oldsmar, Fla.

    The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. CPSC is aware of 65 incidents resulting in two deaths and 34 victims who were hospitalized with second and third degree burns of the face, chest, hands, arms or legs.

    Of the 65 incidents, 28 of them, including 37 burn injuries and two fatalities, occurred with fuel gel products made by Napa Home & Garden, which conducted a recall of its products in June 2011, in cooperation with CPSC. Also in June, CPSC issued a press statement alerting consumers to the hazards of pourable gel fuels. All pourable gel fuel, regardless of manufacturer, poses flash fire hazards.

    Consumers should not attempt to use or fix pourable gel fuel bottles with homemade remedies, or replace the fuel with other flammable materials.

    Retailers should stop sale of existing inventory and immediately remove all stock of pourable gel fuel from shelves. Some firms are working on a design for caps that may prevent flash fire hazards.

    To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11315.html

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  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    09/01/2011 7:35:37 PM PDT · 9,990 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All

    This message consists of the following:

    1. Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11315.html

    2. Wooden Rattle Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Choking Hazard, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11316.html

    3. Sunsations Agrees to $60,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Drawstrings in Children’s Sweatshirts; Drawstrings pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to children, http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11317.html

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    08/27/2011 11:16:48 PM PDT · 9,988 of 10,033
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    ShoulderFlex Massager by King International: Safety Communication - Risk of Strangulation

    AUDIENCE: Physical Medicine, Orthopedics, Consumer

    ISSUE: FDA notified health professionals and consumers of serious health risks posed by the ShoulderFlex Massager. FDA is aware of reports to the Consumer Product Safety Commission of one death and one near-strangulation associated with the ShoulderFlex Massager. These incidents occurred when a necklace and clothing became caught in a piece of the device that rotates during use. Two other reports involved clothing and hair became caught in the device.

    BACKGROUND: The ShoulderFlex Massager, distributed by King International, is a personal massage device designed for home use to provide deep tissue massage to the neck, shoulder and back while the user lies on a flat surface. King International has distributed 11,934 devices since Oct. 18, 2003. The devices were sold at various stores and online retailers in the United States.

    RECOMMENDATION: Do not use or recommend use of the ShoulderFlex Massager. Dispose of the device components separately so that the massager cannot be reassembled and used. The FDA is evaluating King International’s plan for recall of the ShoulderFlex Massager, which may lead to additional action or communication by the FDA or King International.

    Prompt reporting of adverse events can help the FDA identify and better understand the risks associated with this product. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    * Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    * Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the FDA safety communication, at:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm269765.htm

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    08/27/2011 10:54:12 PM PDT · 9,987 of 10,033
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    Stress
    Posted by: “Debbie Harlan”

    Lemon and Stress

    Some essential oils appear to have an effect on the neurotransmitters in the
    brain that play a role in anxiety.

    In Japan, a study has shown that lemon oil has anti-stress effects. It works
    by modulating both the Serotonin and Dopamine neurotransmitter systems. In
    Japan keypunch-operator errors were cut in half after piping lemon scent
    through the ventilation system. Calming and less stress equals less errors.

    How to Use: Try diffusing in the morning or use in a car diffuser on the way
    to work.


    Eucalyptus Radiata
    Posted by: “Debbie Harlan”

    If you haven’t tried this variety of Eucalyptus read on.

    Eucalyptus Radiata has a sweet, soft scent and is used for

    infections higher in the respiratory tract. It is highly effective

    when used with Ravansara aromatica, against colds, flu and

    sinusitis. A refreshing camphorus oil with a scent that is lighter

    than Eucalyptus Globulus. Patricia Davis says this is the most useful

    Eucalyptus as it has a pleasant smell and is easily assimilated. It

    has many of the same uses as Eucalyptus Globulus but it is milder in

    its chemical composition and gentler in action. Despite its mild

    chemical composition, it is highly anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

    Eucalyptus Radiata has been proven effective in laboratory tests

    against many viruses, including staphylococci. It is also a powerful

    decongestant: in chronic and acute bronchitis it reduces the swelling

    of mucus membranes, loosens phlegm and increases the oxygen supply to

    restricted cells.


    Quit Smoking
    Posted by: “Debbie Harlan”

    For those who are trying to quit smoking this may help:

    8d. cedar

    4d. lavender

    5d. lemon

    5d. orange

    6d. tea tree

    Mix into 16oz of water & use as an air spray

    Enjoy

    Send us your favorite aroma tips to be

    considered for this newsletter

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  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    08/25/2011 3:59:27 AM PDT · 9,986 of 10,033
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    Aunt Rose’s Famous Green Tomato Casserole

    “Rainbow Cooks” Author: Rainbow Whole Foods Cooperative Grocery

    3 large green tomatoes, skin on
    1 large yellow onion
    Bread crumbs
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Olive oil

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice tomatoes and onion. Grease a 1- or 2-quart casserole. Layer tomatoes and onions. Salt and pepper each layer. Cover with a thin layer of crumbs. Drizzle with olive oil.

    Bake 30-45 minutes. Serves 4.

    Mississippi Cooks: Featured Cookbook
    from the March 2003 issue of Today in Mississippi

    Get recipes and money-saving tips at http://www.CheapCooking.com. Free newsletter, recipes, and much more.


    Yahoo! Groups Links

    <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cheapcooking/

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    08/25/2011 3:14:52 AM PDT · 9,985 of 10,033
    nw_arizona_granny to All; metmom

    Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide): Drug Safety Communication - Abnormal Heart Rhythms Associated With High Doses

    AUDIENCE: Psychiatry, Cardiology

    ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) should no longer be used at doses greater than 40 mg per day because it can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart. Changes in the electrical activity of the heart (prolongation of the QT interval of the electrocardiogram [ECG]) can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm (including Torsade de Pointes), which can be fatal. Patients at particular risk for developing prolongation of the QT interval include those with underlying heart conditions and those who are predisposed to low levels of potassium and magnesium in the blood.

    Studies did not show a benefit in the treatment of depression at doses higher than 40 mg per day. Previously, the citalopram drug label stated that certain patients may require a dose of 60 mg per day. The citalopram drug label has been revised to include the new drug dosage and usage recommendations, as well as information about the potential for QT interval prolongation and Torsade de Pointes. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication Data Summary for additional information.

    BACKGROUND: Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) is in a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

    RECOMMENDATION: Citalopram causes dose-dependent QT interval prolongation. Citalopram should no longer be prescribed at doses greater than 40 mg per day. Citalopram should not be used in patients with congenital long QT syndrome. Patients with congestive heart failure, bradyarrhythmias, or predisposition to hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia because of concomitant illness or drugs, are at higher risk of developing Torsade de Pointes. See the FDA Drug Safety Communication for additional recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    * Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    * Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

    Read the MedWatch safety alert, including a link to the FDA Drug Safety Communication, at:

    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm269481.htm

  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    08/21/2011 4:37:29 PM PDT · 9,982 of 10,033
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    Summer Vegetables on the Table

    Posted: 20 Aug 2011 08:52 PM PDT
    It’s hard to believe we are heading into the end of August. My oldest son started college as a freshman, my other two will go into 6th and 12th grade the Tuesday after Labor Day, and before we know it Fall will bring cooler weather. Vegetable and herb harvests are going strong around the country so I thought I would share more fresh vegetable recipes today. Remember, if you don’t grow your own, watch for roadside stands to pick up local produce.

    Squash with Carrots

    Ingredients:
    3 tbsp. water
    2 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
    3 cups summer squash, any variety
    3 cups grated carrots
    3/4 cup chopped onion
    1 tsp. each minced fresh parsley, oregano and thyme
    1/2-1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
    1 tbsp. butter or margarine

    Saute the onions until tender in the oil. Add the squash, carrots and water to the onion. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until just tender. Makes 6 servings.

    Note: You can substitute other fresh herbs such as dill, marjoram, summer savory, rosemary, sage or chives.

    Green Bean Salad

    Ingredients:
    1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
    1 tbsp. vinegar
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
    1 tsp. fresh, minced rosemary
    1 clove garlic, mashed
    3 cups green beans, cooked until just tender

    Combine all the ingredients except the green beans. Whisk until combined, pour over the beans and toss gently. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Remove the garlic clove. Serve chilled. 6 servings.

    Lima Bean Basil Salad

    Ingredients:
    3/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
    1/2 cup vinegar
    3-5 tbsp. chopped fresh basil, any variety
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. sugar
    1/2 cup chopped green onion or chives
    6 cups cooked lima beans (just tender)

    Mix the oil, vinegar, basil, salt, sugar and onion. Pour over the lima beans, toss. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

    Lastly, I have a recipe for a buttermilk dressing that can be used as a dip for vegetables. I love cutting up green bell pepper, cucumbers and carrots for dipping.

    Buttermilk Herb Dressing

    Ingredients:
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 cup cottage cheese, any variety
    3 tbsp. chopped green onion or chives
    2 tbsp. lemon juice
    1 tsp. salt
    2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

    Process this in a blender or food processor. Keep refrigerated.

    On OFL I have some great recipes for using basil:
    http://oldfashionedliving.com/basil.html

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    08/21/2011 4:31:00 PM PDT · 9,981 of 10,033
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    NaturalNews Insider Alert ( www.NaturalNews.com ) email newsletter

    Dear NaturalNews readers,

    Astonishingly, most mainstream consumers actually believe that Vitamin Water is a healthy beverage. What they don’t realize is that Vitamin Water is mostly sugar water.

    Even Coca-Cola’s own attorneys have publicly admitted that Vitamin Water is not “a healthy beverage.”

    Today, the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center releases the latest Food Investigations video that exposes what I call the “Vitamin Water deception.”
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033390_Vitamin_Water_deception.html

    Is Alex Jones for real? People keep asking me that, so I decided to answer it publicly. As you’ll read in this article, Alex Jones is a courageous voice whose fast-growing InfoWars media group does an outstanding job warning us all about the challenging times ahead:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033389_Alex_Jones_radio_show.html

    Obama has a love affair with GMOs, it seems: Although he once promised to push for mandatory GMO labeling of grocery products, in reality he has appointed pro-Monsanto puppets into key positions within the government. That’s why I now call him GMObama! Here’s the latest on this failed President who has broken virtually every campaign promise we once hoped he might actually keep:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033387_Obama_GMOs.html

    Did you know that authorities in Texas actively conspired to bury test data showing the municipal water supply to be radioactive? It’s true. Here’s the report:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033386_radiation_drinking_water.html

    On the nutrition side of things today, check out this article on alpha lipoic acid and its numerous health benefits:
    http://www.naturalnews.com/033382_alpha_lipoic_acid_mitochondria.html

    More stories continue below on benefits of lemon water, setting the record straight on bentonite clay and much more (see below)...

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    08/21/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT · 9,980 of 10,033
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    Colourful brassieres support weighty cantaloupes

    Now in August, tomatoes and cantaloupes are crowding the plastic shelter and the
    heavy, growing cantaloupes need some support. They are “EarliChamps” from West
    Coast Seeds. Using a tip from a visitor, Maria visited a local Sally Ann thrift
    store and bought a variety of different sized brassieres to help hold up the growing
    melons.


    PBS Video: Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future

    If the Republican presidential hopefuls agreed on anything at last week’s Iowa debate,
    it was the need for America to create jobs. And one city that needs jobs is Detroit.
    The city itself has an unemployment rate hovering around 24 percent. The lack of
    jobs is one reason that nearly one-quarter of the population left the city in the
    last decade.


    Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has Bee-Love

    The sweet smell of success is in the air at O’Hare International Airport with an
    unusual collaboration aimed at giving honeybees and their keepers a second chance.

    Twenty-three beehives were installed on a vacant piece of property on the airport’s
    east side this spring.


    Paris Community Gardens

    Just by chance, we met Sylvie Laurent-Begin and her husband Christophe at “Grow”,
    a small garden on False Creek. Sylvie is Deputy to the Paris Vice-Mayor in charge
    of Parks and Gardens. Christophe her husband is president of Potager des Oiseaux
    in le Marais neighborhood.
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    Read stories here:
    City Farmer News [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=fclqmpbab&et=1107223658419&s=1304&e=001grsbXjuM48IO3Q7asN0MNIbhmPpRGLzb3Mpa3h-_tZjnHe6tgKg3qj2tR8RzgEtVZHZP1dx2GkFJ1x_wUrpiIgq0LQi9Cr_ha8EYQA0Se7l1xyPM-VWYkw==]
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    Michael Levenston
    City Farmer - Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture
    1978-2011
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    Colourful brassieres support weighty cantaloupes
    Now in August, tomatoes and cantaloupes are crowding the plastic shelter and the
    heavy, growing cantaloupes need some support. They are “EarliChamps” from West
    Coast Seeds. Using a tip from a visitor, Maria visited a local Sally Ann thrift
    store and bought a variety of different sized brassieres to help hold up the growing
    melons.
    PBS Video: Seeds of progress: How urban farming is changing Detroit’s future
    If the Republican presidential hopefuls agreed on anything at last week’s Iowa debate,
    it was the need for America to create jobs. And one city that needs jobs is Detroit.
    The city itself has an unemployment rate hovering around 24 percent. The lack of
    jobs is one reason that nearly one-quarter of the population left the city in the
    last decade.
    Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has Bee-Love
    The sweet smell of success is in the air at O’Hare International Airport with an
    unusual collaboration aimed at giving honeybees and their keepers a second chance.
    Twenty-three beehives were installed on a vacant piece of property on the airport’s
    east side this spring.
    Paris Community Gardens
    Just by chance, we met Sylvie Laurent-Begin and her husband Christophe at “Grow”,
    a small garden on False Creek. Sylvie is Deputy to the Paris Vice-Mayor in charge
    of Parks and Gardens. Christophe her husband is president of Potager des Oiseaux
    in le Marais neighborhood.
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    Read stories here:
    City Farmer News [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=fclqmpbab&et=1107223658419&s=1304&e=001grsbXjuM48IO3Q7asN0MNIbhmPpRGLzb3Mpa3h-_tZjnHe6tgKg3qj2tR8RzgEtVZHZP1dx2GkFJ1x_wUrpiIgq0LQi9Cr_ha8EYQA0Se7l1xyPM-VWYkw==]
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    Michael Levenston
    City Farmer - Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture
    1978-2011
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    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm268798.htm

    Atlanta Oriental Food Recalls Cut Napa Kimchi Because Of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes
    08/19/2011 11:32 AM EDT

    Atlanta Oriental Food Wholesale Company of Atlanta, GA, is recalling its 1 gallon plastic containers of Cut Napa Kimchi and 5 gallon buckets of Cut Napa Kimchi because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Urban Homesteading

    Last August I was approached by the editors from Penguin Publishing, who oversee
    “The Complete Idiot’s Guide” books. Despite their goofy-sounding titles, I’ve always
    been a fan of the Idiot’s Guides. I like the way they’re structured, and I feel
    like I’m getting comprehensive information when I read them.
    The editors asked me if I would write the book, and what followed was a period that
    was both challenging and immensely rewarding.

    Atlanta Grows Lettuce in Freight Containers as Urban Farms Bloom

    More farmers are marketing their products directly to consumers than ever, the U.S.
    Department of Agriculture said Aug. 5 when it released its 2011 National Farmers
    Market Directory. The guide lists 7,175 markets, up 53 percent from 4,685 in 2008.
    States experiencing the most rapid growth aren’t in the West or Northeast, where
    the local-food movement germinated, the USDA found. The agency reported a 46 percent
    increase in markets in Alaska, and a 38 percent jump in Texas, Colorado and New
    Mexico.

    Salt Lake County’s urban farming project yields bumper crop

    That’s the goal of the farming leases, said Julie Peck-Dabling, director of Salt
    Lake County’s urban farming program. The three parcels - one in Holladay and two
    in Draper - were originally bought for future parks land, but funding shortages
    left them undeveloped.

    “It actually takes staff time to go out there a few times a year and cut the weeds
    and spray them,” Peck-Dabling said. Until the space is converted to parks, leasing
    the land to local farmers is more productive, she said.

    Urban agriculture group to launch petition for public consultations in Montreal

    MONTREAL - A group of Montrealers is about to test the public’s newly bestowed right
    to initiate public consultations in the city.
    The threshold is high, though.
    The Work Group on Urban Agriculture, composed of university and community groups,
    will have to collect 15,000 signatures on a paper petition by Nov. 8 to oblige the
    city to hold a public consultation on the state of urban agriculture in Montreal.
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    Read more here:
    City Farmer News [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=fclqmpbab&et=1107169554661&s=1304&e=001qEm6v3qFuNi9O00u4s76OxOrIKoabgKo09nahZqR-93MO1ql4qRkDpz2sgZHVstM52BTdWEYhmxwg0E81J_jMOKMYl2h9fN5uuJ2wA9C25uqIUwQMGRKEA==]
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    Michael Levenston
    City Farmer - Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture
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    Ridiculously, more corn is now being used to make corn ethanol than is being consumed as food. Apparently, the USA would rather burn its food as fuel instead of keeping food prices affordable for American families:
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    Farmers are speaking out against GMOs in a new mini-documentary that explains how GMOs are a “Monsanto trap” that ensnares farmers in a situation from which they can almost never escape:
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