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Thursday, September 26,2013

Eating the American way

Farm Bill debate looks to cut food stamps while farm insurance stays funded despite report of overpayment

By Cecelia Gilboy
For the first time since 1973, food stamps may not be part of the Farm Bill.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Falling in love with food

By Boulder Weekly Staff
That time of year has come upon us when the harvest is in and the corn is high and an average squash becomes coveted home decor. The impending holidays turn our attention to food, from bags of candy to pumpkin pies to turkey legs.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Straight to the point

Dry needling practitioners and acupuncturists dispute the crossover in techniques, disparities in training

By Joseph Wirth
Dry needling mixes acupuncture and modern medicine, says Dr. Yun-tao Ma, a North Boulder resident, the founder of and teacher at the American Dry Needling Institute and author of several books on dry needling and acupuncture.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Personal healing and preservation: An herbalist’s manifesto

One herbalist shares her story

By Abby Faires
Boulder herbalists aren’t doctors, and they don’t claim to be. Their mission is to listen to people and to educate them on options — on centuries-old remedies.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Speeding toward fitness

Trainers debate the benefits of short workouts

By Tate Zandstra
"A seven-minute workout can be efficacious,” says Glen Cordoza, co-author of Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training, a book detailing Crossfit founder and triathlon coach Brian MacKenzie’s revolutionary short, intense approach to training.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Boulder’s green economy brings in the green

A local look at a national study

By Travis Mannon
The ticket out of the recession may be to recognize that economic recovery cannot be framed as a white-collar or blue-collar (or even a red or blue) issue. Building a vital and competitive economy will require innovative, growth-oriented thinking. It will require us to recognize that, this time, the real solutions may be in the hands of the green-collared workers.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Cottage foods 2.0

Changes to law should pave way for prepared foods at farmers’ markets

By David Accomazzo
The 2012 Colorado Cottage Foods Act was supposed to allow farmers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to make foods in their home kitchens and sell them to consumers, offering farmers an extra revenue stream and entrepreneurs a testing ground for business ideas.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Can new home construction fit with a sustainable economy?

Key employment sector turning eco-friendly

By Steve Weishampel
The burst of the housing bubble in 2007 shined a spotlight on the big weak spot in economics: human behavior.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Plight of the monarch

As with bees, butterflies decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use

By Meredith J. Graham
There are few species on this planet that inspire awe quite like the monarch butterfly. Its migration alone, which spans thousands of miles, is enough to get children interested in science and make adults appreciate the wonders of nature.
Thursday, June 20,2013

EPA under pressure to protect pollinators

Beekeepers and environmental groups make a big buzz with lawsuit against agency

By Jessie Lucier
Boulder-area beekeeper Tom Theobald, three other beekeepers from around the country and five environmental organizations filed a joint lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s alleged failure to protect bees and other pollinators from systemic neonicotinoid pesticides, which are commonly applied in the U.S.