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My thoughts on the heat wave… Do we continue to sit in this pan of water as it begins to boil our flesh from our bones, or do we leap out, and go for the throat of the man holding the pan?

The last that I heard, over 4,500 communities had experienced record high temperatures this week. Apparently, streets are literally buckling in some places, like in St. Louis, where they’ve now surpassed the 100-degree mark for eight consecutive days. Several dozen people have died already and it looks as though the nation’s corn crop, among others, […]

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This might be your last chance to get stoned for a twisted ankle, Michigan

An appeals court today in Michigan found that so-called medical marijuana dispensaries, like those which have popped up all around Ypsilanti during this past year, are illegal. The following clip comes from the Washington Post: Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday in a major decision that strikes […]

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Would the Hantz Farm be good for Detroit?

Last week, in the wake of a post on urban food production and how it might help stave off the impending cannibal apocalypse, a reader by the name of KJC asked what people thought about John Hantz, and his plans to create a massive for-profit farm in the heart of downtown Detroit. As I didn’t […]

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Michael Pollan: “suddenly the health insurers will have an interest in your health”

Food writer Michael Pollan, the man responsible for “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” visited the Daily Show yesterday, where he had the following exchange with Jon Stewart: Pollan: I think we need to recognize that cheap food has a very high cost. In terms of health. In terms of the environment. And that cost is getting paid […]

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