Recycling Food Waste

What happens to food waste being produced by food producers? Check out this video which looks at several examples of how food waste is being put back into our environment to reuse. Who would have thought that cell phone glass could be made out of food waste.   photo credit: plate scraping via photopin (license)

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Ethanol Demand – An Interesting Perspective

Check out this interview with Green Plains CEO, Todd Becker and seen where the Ethanol Industry stands with respect to the economy. This story is really interesting. Todd does a good job of looking at Ethanol as a sustainable business. Overall, Ethanol is a discounted fuel compared to traditional gasoline. The international market is becoming

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E.coli in Lakes

Check out this story out of Michigan. It gives a good perspective on the process of monitoring e.Coli levels in Lake Michigan. Remember, e.Coli is always present to some extent in lake water. You can take precautions by making sure you wash your hands and body, especially before eating so you do not transmit the

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Three Summer Lawn Tips

Three Summer Lawn Tips:   (1) Mowing Consider mowing your lawn a little higher not shorter to prevent the spread of weeds. (2) Watering Only water 2-3 times a week, but water longer in each area, 20-30 minutes. This way you will insure the water gets down into the surface part of the soil 4-6

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Bottled Water Recalled because of e.Coli

The following story aired this week in the northeast part of the country. “E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems,” said company officials. Source: myfoxphilly.com report, June 22, 2015 This incident really

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Short on Time – Get Answers Today

At Midwest Laboratories, we perform a wide array of analysis. Most of our analysis is listed on our website, This seems to be the approach of most people these days because they are in a hurry to obtain a specific piece of information. I would like to offer another another suggestion. Please consider sending an

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Testing for E.Coli in Drinking Water

Earlier this week, we looked at e.Coli in lakes and streams. Now we are looking closer at public water supplies. It is imperative that municipalities keep a close eye on the public water supply in their areas. In many areas, it has been the wettest May/June on record. The following news report from Greensboro, South

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High Levels of E.Coli in Lakes

May was a particularly wet month for a number of areas across the country.  Overal it ranks as one of the wettest Mays on record. Now we are into June and we are seeing the results of that rainfall and the issues that many lakes and streams could be facing. Higher than normal e.Coli counts

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Organic Fertilizer Recipe

Check out this example of an organic fertilizer made with the following ingredients: Cottonseed Meal  (1.25 lb) Bone Meal (.6 lb) Kelp Meal (2.5 lb) Application 3/4 lbs for 50 sq. feet This video is very interesting and will give you some ideas for making your own organic fertilizer recipe. Over the past three years,

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Frog Survey

Check out this interesting news story on frogs. Scientists in Wisconsin are listening to frogs throughout the year to determine populations. The scientists want to get a better handle on populations and look at the effects of the current water ways to identify an issues. It is an interesting news story! Picture Source: Pixabay

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