Digest: Organic Pastures epic, GM & heritage spuds, Slow Food UK
L.A. Times Magazine: A gripping, epic story about Organic Pastures dairy, the E. coli cases linked to its raw milk, and the family history of owner Mark McAfee, which goes a long way to explaining his defiance in the face of officials. [DQ says: Although we don't drink much milk, I've been shelling out the $8 for an Organic Pastures half-gallon ever since the outbreak to show my support; after reading this, I think I'll start springing for the butter, too.]
ThisIsLondon.co.uk: Field trials of genetically modified potatoes are set to go ahead in GM-opposed England, and observers are mad. However, the potatoes have been crossed with a wild, blight-resistant species of potato — not, say, with genes from a firefly — which seems less worrisome to us; however, it therefore makes no sense that officials say that there's no danger of the GM potatoes cross-pollinating with indigenous ones.
Seattle P-I: A "heritage" potato called the Ozette is gaining favor in Seattle restaurants.
The Independent (UK): The Slow Food movement is at last opening a headquarters in England.
ABC News: Stonyfield Farm cofounder Gary Hirshberg and Sam Frommartz, author of "Organic, Inc.," answer viewers' (very basic) questions about organic food.
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