Okay, Enough Of This Trend Already: Thief Wipes Out Preschoolers’ Pumpkin Patch

Originally posted on Consumerist:

First, it was corn stolen from farmers. Next, it was a class of fifth graders learning the harsh lessons of life when someone swiped their entire onion crop. And now we’ve gotten to the sad, low point of some awful, horrible, no good very bad person or persons stealing all the pumpkins from a patch belonging to preschoolers. What’s next, stealing milk from babies?!?

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Here’s Why American Stores Refrigerate Eggs While Some Other Countries Don’t

Originally posted on Consumerist:

At the sight of an egg sitting on an unrefrigerated store shelf, many Americans would shudder and think, “Well, that can’t be very safe because we keep our eggs nice and chilled and America is No. 1.” But are those foreign countries wrong and are we right? How can it be safe to keep eggs either chilled or at room temperature?

The answer is all in the washing, explains NPR’s always informative The Salt (thanks for the tip, K.C.!), but everyone is basically on the same side, fighting contamination from bacteria like salmonella.

See, Americans, the Japanese, Australians and Scandinavians all wash eggs when the pop out of hens, and in doing so, scrub off a barely visible protective layer on the egg’s shell that keeps it from becoming porous and letting bad things in, while keeping water inside.

Egg producers in the U.S. then spray…

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What Is Urban Gardening?


Urban gardening means so many different things to so many different people. Since A Girl and A Garden is about adventures in urban gardening, I’ll be asking this question to my friends. Today I talk with Kyle. Kyle is a … Continue reading