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New Life for Maurer-Steingraber Farm

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On a cold March day in 2006, Sandra Steingraber called The Land Connection and mentioned that her grandmother Leah Maurer had passed away at age 100. At the time she contacted The Land Connection, Steingraber said, “I had already succumbed to the inevitability of losing this farm to urban sprawl development or to an out-of-area investor who would rent the fields out and seek to maximize short-term profits at the expense of good stewardship.

Eat Well to Be Well (A Love Story)

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OK, I admit it, I've just fallen in love. This morning. Over my New York Times and coffee. With two guys, doctors no less. This is the line that got me:

Food is at the center of health and illness . . . and so doctors must make all aspects of it — growing, buying, cooking, eating — a mainstay of their medical educations, their personal lives and their practices.

Yes, doctor!

Safe Eggs Come From Healthy Hens (Duh!)

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The results are in!

Barry Estabrook took the challenge, sent eggs from his free-ranging hens to a lab to be tested and . . . no salmonella!

This may seem like no big deal, but his hens, like those my family raises, my grandparents raised, and countless generations before them raised . . . are in close proximity to manure, wild birds, mice and other creatures--all cited by the FDA as likely causes of the salmonella found in the contaminated Wright County Eggs.

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