I talked about the Cirignano trial on this week’s Left Ahead podcast. I was pretty sick, and not especially pithy, so listen at your own risk.
Saturday I was at the Boston Vegetarian Food Fest. (Check out Jason Das’s account.) At the Vegan Outreach table, they were offering wallets made of soymilk containers in exchange for a donation. Turns out they were made in Worcester, from containers scrounged from a local restaurant. Locally made, locally recycled. For more info, see soywallets.com.
I’m told the coating on the paper will peel eventually, but that it’s super-easy to use your old wallet as a pattern to make your own.
It was really great to meet podcaster Erik Marcus of vegan.com. He has repented of his anti-Worcester ways. And I was happy to see Worcester’s InCity Times displayed at the table next to his.
While I was waiting to buy a copy of Veganomicon from Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, a woman came up and told Isa, “You are my rock star!” Who could disagree?
I thought this year’s talks were strong, and especially enjoyed Jeff Novick’s presentation on understanding food labels.
Resistance to Worcester Wal-Mart ends
It was a courageous battle, one that lasted longer and had more effect than anyone had the right to expect. Wormtown Taxi: “Of course, locating the new Wal-Mart right next to the sewage treatment plant is only fitting.”
It was only today that I noticed Wal-Mart abandoned plans last month to open a SuperCenter in Lancaster, Mass.
“…Iâ€™m already tired of Facebook.”
Bad and surprising news from Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review:
The director of Coastside Catholic Worker, a Half Moon Bay-based charitable organization, was formally charged with one count of solicitation of an act of prostitution Tuesday in the San Mateo County courthouse.
Plastic bags in the New York Times
A quick insightful article.