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Objects in Mirror: June 24, 2008 Archive

Are our food systems breaking down?

Posted at 9:54 AM on June 24, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Today on Midday at noon CT: Paul Roberts addresses the Commonwealth Club of California to talk about his new book, "The End of Food."

Are our food systems breaking down? Or are they just evolving? What does a changing food structure look like for Minnesota's farmers and food economy? Submit a commentary or share your perspective on MPR's discussion group focused on Minnesota Life.

Related links from MPR's Midday page:
Safe food and salmonella watch (06/11/2008)
Researchers link E. coli, ethanol by-product (06/10/2008)
Ethanol: the next generation (05/29/2008)
Report: Minn. farmland prices rise 5.8 percent (05/28/2008)

Around the MPR blogs

Posted at 1:59 PM on June 24, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Here are some notable picks of MPR blog entries from the last few days:

* Bob Collins has previously displayed interest in architecture. Now he notes that a classic St. Paul stack will be blown up.
* Updraft identifies this soft warming trend as weather for lawn and garden.
* The weather affects the arts, as well. Gillian Martin shares Classical Music news apr├Ęs le deluge...
* Movie Natters' Euan Kerr revisits the sad news about Jeune Lune and identifies some of the stage alumni hitting the silver screen.
* The Current Music blog noted that Rock The Garden Rocked! Other attendees shared their own thoughts and suggestions in the comments.

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