Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like.
- USDA Organic Honey – What Does It Mean? « Brookfield Farm Bees & Honey Blog
We have all seen the USDA certification symbol on some honeys. But what does it really mean? It can mean a lot, or it can mean nothing at all. Confusing? Yes. And that’s the best term for honey labeled “organic”.
- The Truth In Eight Minutes – MarketTicker Forums
- The Employment Situation – MarketTicker Forums
Here’s the problem with this report — the non-institutional working-age population went from 240.441 million to 240.584, a gain of 143,000 people of working age. But the number of employed people went down from 141.070 million to 140.681 — a loss of 389,000. Adding the two, which is the correct way to look at it, the economy on a population-adjusted basis lost 532,000 jobs.
- Being There — the Obama Sequel
- Living the Frugal Life: A Few Loose Ends
- There is no undefeatable Buddha Palm Death Punch
- A Punch to the Mouth: Food Price Volatility Hits the World – Blogs at Chris Martenson
With 11 months of data recorded, the outlook for the 2011 Consumer Price Index (CPI) and food price inflation has become clear. The CPI for all food is projected to increase 3.25 to 3.75 percent. Food-at-home (grocery store) prices are forecast to rise 4.25 to 4.75 percent, while food-away-from-home (restaurant) prices are forecast to increase 2 to 2.5 percent. Although food price inflation was relatively weak for most of 2009 and 2010, cost pressures on wholesale and retail food prices due to higher food commodity and energy prices, along with strengthening global food demand, have pushed inflation projections upward for 2011.
- Root Simple: How to Plan a Vegetable Garden