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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.04.11

2/4/2011 3:18:13 PM

Tags: The Crockpot, fair trade coffee, AIDS, Margaret Atwood, bicycles, environment, media

Utne Reader Red LogoEthical coffee drinkers unite! This fair trade coffee status report just might make you a better person. 

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America’s Adopt-a-Highway program has inspired more people than you might think, from the writers of Seinfeld to the KKK. 

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In a haunting photo essay, Darcy Padilla chronicles the life of a woman who lived for 18 years with AIDS.

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The most resolute fiscal conservatives call themselves deficit hawks. Maybe adamant environmentalists should rebrand themselves as “climate hawks.” 

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If you’ve ever read Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel Oryx & Crake, her description of ChickieNobs—chicken breasts grown on building-sized, genetically modified hens—probably stuck with you. Well, it looks like we’ve caught up with the future, folks. Good reports on the burgeoning market for “beaker bacon, petri pork, and cultured chicken.” 

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Now that we’ve conquered every last patch of land, let’s colonize the sea

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Bike bloggers don’t get much bigger than BikeSnobNYC, but there’s a reason he’s got a new book and a column in Bicycling magazine: Dude is consistently funnier than hell and spares few targets with his alley-cat humor.



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