Mother Earth News has a good article on eating seasonally written by Joel Salatin. For those of you who have read Ominivore's Dilemma, you will recognize Joel as the farmer from Polyface Farm.
Mattel has now recalled 1 million (MILLION) toys due to possible lead paint exposure. Most of these toys are sold under the Fisher-Price label and are intended for those in just the right age to lick or chew on toys. Yes, they were made in China. The full list is on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's web site.
So, a couple must-read articles for the day. The recall list is extensive and includes many Dora and Sesame Street toys.
One more, is this interactive map that shows the growth in obesity rates across the country in the last ten years. Frightening.