Digest: Nature deficit disorder, Farmer Liz, and the “super bug” backlash

Austin American-Statesman: A certified organic garden at a Montessori School in Texas helps combat “nature deficit disorder” in tots.

Marin Independent Journal: Profile of Liz Cunninghame, whose Clark Summit Farm produces pasture-raised eggs, beef, and pork.

Chicago Tribune: The Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists has announced that antibiotics used in the conventional food supply pose no threat to human health; in fact, the practice makes food safer for us. Somehow, I’m not reassured by this information, which comes from people “working for the food industry, academia and government.” With organic food getting so much publicity, I’m surprised it’s taken Big Ag this long to fund a backlash. But we’ll have to read the study.

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