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Eating healthy, tasty and ethical food - How to do it in America?

It started at Minneapolis airport when I bought a yogurt and did not read the list of ingredients. The Battle of Finding Tasty, Healthy and Ethical Food from USA. I lost the first round but luckily the journey was only beginning.

When I got to my residence at St. Thomas University, I tasted the yogurt. It looked slimy and tasted weird. At this point I looked at the ingredients list. Yuck! What was the gelatin and three corn based food additives doing in my yogurt? I threw the jar to the trash.

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Farmers suffer in extreme drought

Farmers suffer in extreme drought

Keith Martz surveys the corn at his farm in bluegrass Iowa, where drought has hurt this year's crop.

PUBLISHED IN THE AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER, SEPTEMBER 3

KEITH Martz is the fourth generation of his family to toil in the fields of Bluegrass, Iowa, and the drought that's gripping the corn belt has not spared them.

 

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The hunt returns to wolf country

Gerald Tyler lives up at Ely, northern Minnesota, a town of about 3,500 people just shy of the Canadian border. It’s wilderness country, canoe country, and, most controversially, wolf country.

Tyler is a retired property developer who put himself through law school, but never really practiced as a lawyer. A few years ago, he and a friend, Minnesotan cattle rancher Dale Lueck, began agitating for a wolf hunt. Tyler says he and Lueck were worried about the number of wolf attacks on cattle and domestic dogs and feared there could be an attack on humans.

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