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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Walking into the production facility in a small warehouse on the north side of Chicago, cold words like “factory” and “mill” are the last things that come to mind.¬†What would you call this place? I wonder. A studio? A workshop? As the perfect flood of pear, citrus and lavender [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Economic indicators may be up, but the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago is not one of those places where you can see the recession receding. “You know, we have a crack house right here,” said Brenda Palms Barber, pointing to a house with a brown door across the alley. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White You’ve probably heard about Roundup Ready crops, the Monsanto-created seeds that are resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. But did you know that “Agent Orange Ready” corn and soybeans may be on their way to a supermarket near you? Thanks to the utter failure of [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Government officials have darkly predicted that the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil rig — still spilling toxic fuel into the Gulf of Mexico as I write this — may indeed surpass the Exxon Valdez disaster as the “most significant” oil spill in U.S. history. As others in the media wax [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White Over the past couple of decades, Americans have finally begun to seek out good coffee. As Folgers receded, Starbucks transcended. Yet while our coffee was once notoriously bad-tasting, today an American cuppa Joe has gotten a second bad reputation: It leaves a bad taste in the mouth of those [...]

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GREEN IS GOOD by Meg White It’s snowing, but my stomach doesn’t know it. It’s not even March yet and all I can think of is fresh, locally-grown tomatoes. I’ve ordered my vegetable garden seeds, bought my peat pots and lugged home a stack of gardening books from the library. Last night, I had a [...]

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BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW We’re headed for disaster. You’d have to be totally blind not to recognize that. So if we don’t change — if this crisis doesn’t force us to change — there will be more and more and more and more. And who knows what the ultimate outcome will be? If we continue to resist, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The woman in the picture to the left is ready for a green job. But she’s in Vancouver. This image begs the question: If the U.S. isn’t ready for green jobs, what’s stopping Vancouver — or Xinjiang or Kedah for that matter — from stepping up to the [...]