Category Archives: The widening gyre

News from the world outside my bubble

Honey-smuggling? Wha-huh?

In the completely-absurd-and-wholly-depressing department, we now have reason to fear that plastic bear sitting contentedly in every cabinet shelf. Apparently honey smuggling is big business. Behind those innocent bear eyes might be honey; or maybe not. If it is honey, it might contain lead. … Continue reading

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Real chicken in Chicago public schools

Great story today on the school lunch front (and how often can one say that?) from the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Public Schools will be using 2.5 million pounds of unprocessed chicken — real chicken, that is, not processed nuggets … Continue reading

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A movement. But one that moves slowly.

USA Today has an interesting article on the slow family movement. It’s a take-off on the slow food movement, but here, it’s not about how a family spends its grocery dollars. It’s about how a family spends its time. Specifically, … Continue reading

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In which I interview an activist and question everything

So, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote about tweaking the cafeteria for healthier outcomes. I felt so good that morning, like, isn’t it great that we don’t have to fight? We just have to make some simple changes, and … Continue reading

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Tweaking, not lecturing, for healthier cafeterias

There have been so many discussions of school lunches recently, many of them involving SHOUTING or at least TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. GET FLAVORED MILK OUT OF THE CAFETERIA! begets HANDS OFF OUR FLAVORED MILK, for example. But sometimes, … Continue reading

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