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Entries from December 2003

if I am what I eat….

December 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

Today, in response to the “mad cow” discovery last week, the U.S. government created new tighter rules , including the banning of sick “downer” cows from slaughter, changing the ways cows are killed, and prohibiting the slaughter of tested animals until results are known. On the NPR station KUOW in the morning I heard an [...]

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Tags: health

waste not, want not….

December 30th, 2003 · 2 Comments

In yesterday’s Seattle Times I read two articles on recycling: First Food-waste composting: recycling’s next frontier Food scraped off your plate at Seattle restaurants next year could go into recycling bins — and later come back to your table, in a roundabout way, in a bottle of wine. Seattle needs to move to this new [...]

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Tags: news

Branding and babies

December 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

What your children can teach you about marketing…. I confess I’m not an expert in marketing or advertising. I did take a course during my studies in Non Profit Management at San Jose State and I found that I liked it. I enjoyed using what I had learned for a little while working at my [...]

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Tags: family

Black and white movies…and M&Ms….

December 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

On CNNmoney this morning M&M’s in black and white Candy maker plans to eliminate colors temporarily during marketing contest…. NEW YORK (CNNfn) – In a marketing gimmick reminiscent of the gold ticket in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” M&M’s will run a contest in 2004 which will offer six grand prizes and for a [...]

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Tags: food

White New Year’s?

December 30th, 2003 · Comments Off

Well, we didn’t get a White Christmas but maybe we’ll have a snowy January 1st…this morning’s paper says: Snow may test our resolve; up to 4 inches expected Four inches is a mere pittance in most places, but here it will be cause for celebration for plenty of young children making snow balls and snow [...]

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