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Debate heats up over COOL labeling law

by Hayley Proctor Although 95 percent of consumers agree that country-of-origin labeling for products should always be available at point of purchase on products, meat processors and producers and members of the World Trade Organization are pushing back against a law that requires them to label where meat comes from, saying it is logistically difficult [...]

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‘The Human Quest’ calls for new Industrial Revolution

Swedish writer and photographer say the planet is fast approaching by Alyssa Hurst Through the “language of art and science,” writer Johan Rockström and photographer Mattias Klum work to steer the world’s “drivers” down a different road. Without a serious change, they argue, we are doomed to a future in which the “world drives at [...]

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Media coverage misleading on Stanford’s organic vs. conventional food study

by Joel Dyer If you only read the national newspaper headlines or caught the discussion on the Today Show or its other morning peers, you probably came away with the impression that a new Stanford University study released on Tuesday concluded that there are no health benefits to eating organic food compared to eating conventional [...]

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Colorado’s wilderness is at stake in November’s election

by Elizabeth Miller The November election presents plenty of hot-button issues. But amid the fuss about the economy and health care and other social issues, questions of how to handle our public lands and how to protect our environment also hang in the balance. This week, Boulder Weekly begins a series that will examine legislation [...]

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BeadforLife is on a roll

MORE magazine, a New York City-based publication that advocates for “the woman who lives in a state of constant possibility,” to contact BeadforLife and ask them to be one of 10 women-run organizations participating in a year-long series and competition called “Hire Calling: MORE’s Job Genius Award.”

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Initiative loses battle, but Colorado water war rages on

Appeal process deters chance at statewide water reform by Travis Mannon If two water initiatives die before they have a chance to reach the ballot in November, do they make a sound? If they did, the sound you might hear is the collective sigh of relief from the Colorado oil and gas industry, the agricultural [...]

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Opening up to sustainable art

by Elizabeth Miller What began as an initiative to help the Center for ReSource Conservation clear out its inventory has blossomed into a community-building collaboration of artists and is drawing visitors into surprising corners of Boulder. The Bold Doors tour reinvented about 100 doors as artwork that is now on display in shops around town [...]

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Lacking labels

The significance of labels like “organic” and “natural,” their enforcement and whether they really mean that a product offers more nutrition and fewer processed ingredients varies in ways the labels don’t immediately make clear.

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Sprayed trespass

A recent decision from a district court in Delta County could affect the view of trespassing, aerial spraying and the restitution available to farmers who lose crops due to drift.

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Making money, making change

From King Richard in Robin Hood taxing his citizens to the point of starvation to Scrooge nickel and diming his employees out of a family Christmas, classic cartoons and fairy tales present a pretty grim picture of people who like money. But The [i4c] Campaign, and the Denver venture capital firm Galvanize that funds it, are trying to change that image.

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