M Lawrence

Sprouts, Common Sense, and E. coli

The recent outbreak of food borne e coli infections in Germany has generated much angst among those trying to live healthy lifestyles. The idea of facing a life threatening illness because you ate organic bean sprouts is to say the least ironic, and could be tragic. It has also generated a large number of  sensational…

The “Dirty Dozen”

Start with what, or in this case, what not to buy. Making the transition to healthy responsible eating is not difficult. Just take one small step at a time. A great first step is to cut out what the Environmental Working group, ewg.org, calls the “Dirty Dozen”. These are the 12 most (pesticide} contaminated food…

A Great Idea In South Pasadena

The four City Council members present at Wednesday evening’s meeting unanimously voted to temporarily exempt certified growers from paying a business license fee for selling produce at the weekly South Pasadena Farmers Market. “I’m glad they did that,” said Market Manager Greta Dunlap after the council’s decision. “If you look at the economics of farmers…

Sioux City Farmers Market wants more vendors

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — Sioux City’s looking for your help in putting together next year’s Farmers Market. Officials say the last two years were very successful with 59 vendors in 2010. They would like to expand though, and are holding a meeting to entice more vendors. They say they’re looking for vendors in fruit,…