Home Canning Botulism
6:54 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Home Canning Hobby Leads To Near Fatal Medical Mystery

Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 7:17 am

Home canning is regaining popularity as part of the local food movement. If done right, families can enjoy home grown fruits, vegetables and even meat all through the winter. But if done wrong it can be devastating, if not deadly.

A lawyer for the state of Washington recently learned that lesson the hard way.

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Puget Sound
4:11 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Puget Sound Gets Troubling Report Card On Sediment Contamination

Samples were collected at sites from Tacoma up to the Southern tip of Whidbey Island.
Credit Iwanafish / Wikimedia Commons

Studying the muck at the bottom of Puget Sound is an excellent way to tell how healthy the Sound is. The Department of Ecology took samples from around Puget Sound back in 1998 and then compared them with samples taken from the same area ten years later. And now the results are in.

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