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    Farmers to Monsanto: Save our seeds

    Eastern Washington farmers are increasingly worried about agricultural invasion from Monsanto's unwanted genetically modified and patent-protected seeds, which can threaten a farm's organic status and land them in court. Now a national coalition of independent farmers is fighting back.

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    The voodoo bug hits Oregon vintners

    Biodynamic winemaking, long established in Burgundy, has made the leap to Oregon, bringing with it ancient agricultural practices. Katherine Cole's new book, Voodoo Vintners, explores a world of grapes grown with the help of moon cycles, manure-packed cow horns, and lactating bovines. 

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    Water fights

    A proud son of Everett swings back at the latest insult, this one about how well Everett's bottled water lies on the exquisite stomachs of upmarket urban booksellers.

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    The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

    Modern Farmer’s future in doubt

    Modern Farmer's paid editors walked out its doors on Friday. 

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Anheuser-Busch to buy Seattle's Elysian Brewery

    Allecia Vermillion writes that, "According to the release, Elysian's partners will remain with the brewery, including Dick Cantwell, one of the founding fathers of Seattle's beer scene."

    SEATTLE METROPOLITAN

    The Kingfish Cafe closing; owners say they will relocate

    After nearly 20 years on Capitol Hill, soul food restaurant Kingfish Cafe is closing. Though the owners say they hope to relocate. 

    SEATTLE TIMES

    Paseo re-opens

    Cuban sandwich shop Paseo re-opens with different owners and a credit card machine.

    SEATTLE TIMES

    Toast the New Year with something nutritious: beer

    Compared to other forms of alcohol, beer provides the most nutritional value.

    NPR

    5 dead, 1 ill in WA; caramel apples to blame?

    A sweet treat has turned potentially deadly for dozens of people in multiple states.

    CNN
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