| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:25 AM
It's been 25 years since the federal government bought out a substantial number of dairy farmers in Harford County. Despite the federal buyout program and the suburbanization of a large swath of the county, dairy farming remains a way of life on 21...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 6:04 PM
I was suspended about 10 feet above your trash on a platform 3 feet wide when I realized that as much as I knew about recycling, I knew nothing at all.
Take Styrofoam. All I’ve ever heard about Styrofoam is how it won’t decompose for 1...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 10:21 AM
Connecticut dairy farmers say they are getting the short end of the stick in the national debate over agriculture reform. That’s because the average sized New England farm is tiny compared to the big agriculture that sprawls across the Midwest,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:02 PM
Perhaps it comes from an excess of caffeine and corn syrup, but the beverage industry and its retail allies always seem to be fired up about one thing or another. The latest example is their crusade to repeal Baltimore's controversial bottle tax that...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Despite a wine making tradition that pre-dates California's by hundreds of years, Virginia has only recently earned itself a seat at the big table of international vintners.
For many years, Virginia's winemaking reputation elicited little excitement...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Andy and Mary Laudenklos each spend more than 70 hours a week caring for their 600 cows, delivering calves and overseeing the milking at their Carroll County dairy farm — and they're also raising three young sons.
The couple and their three-year-...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:55 AM
In an effort focused on grabbing headlines, County Executive Ken Ulman recently called for a 30-day boycott of soft drinks, completely missing an opportunity to educate and talk to the public about real solutions for addressing obesity.
Now more than...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday.
The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:08 AM
Tobacco can make you sick and kill you. So can too much sugar in your diet, which most scientists agree is keyed into the obesity epidemic that's producing a generation of bloated kids and fat-plagued adults.
We tax the hell out of cigarettes to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman moved Tuesday to ban the sale of high-sugar drinks such as soda in parks, libraries and other county properties and at county-sponsored events — hoping yet again to make the county a progressive model.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...