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Thursday, September 25,2014

Full backpacks, full stomachs

Colorado Friendship improves food security for Longmont students

By Mallane Dressel
As the temperature drops and the leaves change color, kids around the nation get back into the swing of school. For some students it means little more than early mornings and evenings lost to homework, but for others, it means knowing they won’t go home hungry — at least during the week.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Processed food nation

Boulder author Melanie Warner discusses the dangers of processed foods

By Andrea Neville
“I first started writing about the food industry about 10 years ago,” Warner continues. “When I started talking to people in the field of food science, they started telling me all these crazy things about the incredible technical complexity that goes into making our food.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Fish food

A local business looks to help schools across America learn about sustainable food production through grants for aquaponic systems

By Mallane Dressel
The Aquaponic Source, a company based out of Longmont, hopes to increase the number of aquaponic systems being used in classrooms across that nation with their new Grants for Plants Foundation, but some Boulder County students are already reaping the benefits.
Thursday, September 25,2014

The plentiful bounty of fall

We go beyond food to look at how Colorado hemp farmers struggle to grow this newly regulated (and highly useful) crop, the difficulties the marijuana industry confronts in producing a truly organic product and how one century-old building is leading the way in sustainable architecture.
Thursday, September 25,2014

A cannabis ad campaign designed to educate, not frighten

By Leland Rucker
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd took some serious shit earlier this year for a piece she wrote about her scary experience in a Denver hotel room after an overdose of cannabis edibles. She was mocked for being stupid, for not reading the packaging, for not waiting long enough before eating more. And of being sanctimonious and selfrighteous about it, too.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Astrology

By Rob Brezsny
I’m worried there is a metaphorically similar trend in your life. Am I right? If so, please do all you can to reverse it. Borrow energy from the rich and abundant parts of your life so as to lift up the neglected and underendowed parts.
Thursday, September 25,2014

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage
I’m a 28-year-old pancurious married guy from the Midwest about to move to San Francisco. I’ve been with my wife for 10 years (married four), and we’ve started to explore being monogamish. I am also reexploring my bi attractions. I’ve been thinking a lot about the opportunities for reinvention that our cross-country move might provide.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Belgian bliss

A quick tour through beer nirvana

By Hudson Lindenberger
While we Americans like to think we are leading the world toward a new golden age of brewing — and we are in some respects — there is still much we can learn from the Old World masters. For example: The Trappist monks have been brewing beer since the Middle Ages, helping perfect brewing techniques still used.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Defining local

Can one catchall word capture the meaning of the local food movement for grocers and consumers?

By Heather Ridge
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary (which actually selected the word “locavore” as its 2007 word of the year), local food is that which is sold and consumed within a 100-mile radius from where it was grown. But ask 10 people what they consider to be “local food,” and you’ll probably get 10 different answers.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Tidbites | Week of Sept. 25, 2014

“Guests will start the evening being guided into the dark by the blind wait staff with wine and dark chocolate followed by a delicious vegetarian sensory tasting,” says a press release. “The ultimate goal of The Blind Cafe is for guests to walk away from the event having changed the way they view themselves.
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