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Minimal MapsBy Michael Pecirno Provides Unique View of American Landscape

Minimal Maps: Minimal Maps is an ongoing project that explores how richly-detailed single subject maps can give us new imagery to understand our landscape. The data is accurate for the year 2014 and explores the American (lower 48 states) landscape as a whole entity. 91 more words


The USDA Won't Let The Runaway Llamas Become Celebrities

What’s a person have to do to get famous these days? When social media initially destroyed the very last pangs of “talent,” it seemed like anyone could make it big — even the two… 238 more words

Web Culture

Where's the beef?

The short answer is, on a boat to China. That’s also the long answer.

After an entire adulthood of paying somewhere between 59 cents and $1.89 a pound for hamburger, I suddenly find myself saying, ‘Oh, only $3.69 a pound – well, that’s not too bad.’ 344 more words

White House Acknowledges Health Risk Of Antibiotics Overuse; Critics Say It Fails To Fully Address Problem

In a new White House report on antibiotic resistance, the Obama administration acknowledges the serious public health risk posed by the over-prescription and overuse of antibiotics, and details multi-agency plans to combat the problem. 1,074 more words

A must to avoid

Genetically engineered apples: Any way you slice it, a rotten idea -


The new genetically engineered Arctic Apple® was approved by the USDA on February 13, 2015, and like other GMOs it won’t be labeled and won’t have undergone independent safety testing — regulators will rely on the company’s own assessment that the apple is safe for human consumption. 135 more words

My View Of The World

Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Michigan, Wisconsin

Dozens of counties in MI, WI declared crop disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated dozens of additional counties in Michigan and Wisconsin as crop disaster areas due to due to damages and losses caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2014 crop year. 348 more words

News Alert

Dietary Guidelines – Confused About Caffeine

By OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank, sitting in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block

The news wires have been buzzing lately about the recently released scientific report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. 446 more words

Public Policy