COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN Mixed Bean Pot
There was a time when I hated beans. Green beans, especially, but also yellow wax beans. Beans that grew in thousand-foot-long rows tangled with weeds. Weeds that I had been hired to kill with my t... Posted on 11/2/13 at 2:31 PM
GARDEN TALK Growing Healthy Vegetables
Josh Kielsmeier, University of Minnesota graduate student under Michelle Grabowski, presented an enlightening garden talk and walk titled Growing Healthy Vegetables on the evening of August 13 to twen... Posted on 9/8/13 at 5:34 PM
THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA The vegetable report
That sounds really official, doesn't it? I hope you didn't get your hopes up too high. ;)
Between the two of us, we managed to get the vegetable garden planted after getting home from the lake early ... Posted on 5/29/13 at 6:43 AM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Spring into Activites for Kids!
Hello PIC parents! Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the sun is warm and shining and flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is a great time to try many new activities outside! Here are some fre... Posted on 4/13/13 at 6:21 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES The Skinny on Bountiful Baskets
Oilfield life often comes with living in small towns with inflated prices on groceries. Selections are scarce, prices are high, lines are long, and trying to find good-for-you foods is just plain inc... Posted on 4/3/13 at 8:37 AM
After analyzing the eating habits of about 2,000 French adults, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing the plants, fish, meat, fowl and other ingredients, researchers concluded in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that such a diet might not be the greenest in environmental impact.
Reinhard Burger, president of the Robert Koch Institute, said even though no tests of the sprouts from an organic farm in Lower Saxony had come back positive for the E. coli strain behind the outbreak, an investigation into the pattern of the outbreak had produced enough evidence to draw the conclusion: German-grown vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000.
David Rising and Kirsten Grieshaber
, June 10, 2011
The terrifying E. coli outbreak in Europe appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany, an agriculture official said Sunday as the toll climbed to at least 22 dead and more than 2,200 sickened.
Europeans traded blame Monday over the source of a mysterious bacterial outbreak that has killed 14 people and sickened hundreds across the continent and forced Russia to ban imports of some fresh vegetables from Spain and Germany out of fear they could be contaminated.
The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
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