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  • Behind 'sleazy' deal, a good idea about food

    Behind 'sleazy' deal, a good idea about food
    Lost in the buzz about political influence in the Wick Farm deal — the O'Malley administration's plan to buy the place for $2.8 million and lease it for $1 a year to an organic farmer who donates generously to Democratic campaigns — was a good...
  • Obama to act on immigration; how will Congress respond?

    Obama to act on immigration; how will Congress respond?
    President Barack Obama spent years pushing back against demands that he take immigration matters into his own hands. As recently as September 2013 — more than a year after he unilaterally suspended the deportations of young immigrants brought to...
  • What About the Cold and Your Plants?

    What About the Cold and Your Plants?
    Cold surged into Florida and left rather quickly this week.  It was our first hint of what is to come in the months ahead.  In some northern to central Florida areas the temperatures dipped below freezing.  But in other areas is was just cold and above...
  • Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course

    Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course
    They have been part of American horticulture — and culture — for nearly 150 years, yet Japanese gardens remain a mystery for many people. That doesn't have to be the case. According to Tim Gruner, the garden curator/head of horticulture at...
  • Carefully consider treatment options when diagnosed with early stage breast cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just found out I have stage I breast cancer, and I'm trying to decide on the kind of surgery I'll have. My doctor says I could have either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy. I'm leaning toward a lumpectomy. But how do you know if a...
  • Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill

    Iowa politics have Christie hog-tied on animal rights bill
    Iowa can have a magical effect on visiting politicians. Peripheral concerns become major issues. Long-standing policy positions melt like spring runoff in the Des Moines River. It’s not the enchanting allure of Ottumwa, or the rhapsody of gazing...
  • Free-range turkey farmers serve niche market during holidays

    Free-range turkey farmers serve niche market during holidays
    Erika Maier's family thought she was "nuts" for spending nearly $200 for her Thanksgiving turkey. But once the mother of two served the slow-roasted bird garnished with butter, salt and pepper to her 19-member family last year, they instantly begged for...
  • Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park

    Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park
    Once it was a garden, then a bramble-choked thicket of invasive trees. And soon, Eric Kelly hopes, this plot in Clifton Park will become a forest full of edible plants — fruit trees, vegetables and tubers, berries and herbs. The project, known...
  • 'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows

    'Case for Sustainable Meat' takes on many sacred cows
    When food guru Michael Pollan recently tweeted in support of Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book, "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production," the protest that followed made it perfectly obvious why such a book is necessary. "A Cattle Rancher...
  • Lurie hired as JFS communications director

    Experienced marketing professional Jeremy Lurie is the new director of communications for the Boca Raton-based Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) — a social-services agency which provides help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive...
  • Regulators to vote Tuesday on energy-efficiency targets for utilities

    Regulators to vote Tuesday on energy-efficiency targets for utilities
    Florida will fall further behind other states in energy efficiency, losing out on jobs and business, if regulators let utilities set only modest energy-savings targets for the next five years, a coalition of environmentalists, entrepreneurs and elected...