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Tori Spelling Discusses Making Organic Baby Food

Former 90210 actress turned reality TV show star, author and once again, 90210 actress Tori Spelling is pushing mother’s to make their own organic baby food.

Spelling took to her MySpace to talk about the benefits of getting rid of the jarred food and making your own baby food in a food processor. She says that store-bought baby food contains preservatives and generally tastes bland. After feeding her son Liam from baby jars, Spelling tried making her own food with her second child, Stella.

Tori says in the video, “She’s an eater. Like, she loves her bottle. She would take the [jarred] food and she was fine with it, but once I made my own baby food. I literally gave it to her that first day, it was a spoonful, and her face lit up. She had this huge smile.”

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Molly the Cow to Live Happily Ever After

We are thrilled to report that Molly the cow has found a safe home as well as a new boyfriend!

If you hadn’t heard the news, a cow escaped from a New York City slaughterhouse on Wednesday afternoon.

The black heifer roamed the streets of Queens for nearly a mile before police captured it an hour later and took it to an Animal Care and Control center, where it was nicknamed Molly. The fate of Molly was unclear, however New York Animal Control confirmed that Molly the cow has found a new home at a 60-acre Long Island organic farm and will escape the cleaver.

“She is here with her new boyfriend,” said Rex Farr, who owns The Farrm with his wife. “She can eat some good organic hay and hang around with a lot of her friends. She can eat and sleep for the rest of her life. She is not going anywhere. The bottom line is she will have a very good home.”

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Obama Says ‘No’ to Legalization of Marijuana

Barack Obama has lost some friends today, Cheech and Chong specifically, announcing a firm stance that legalizing then taxing marijuana sales will not help fix the teetering U.S. economy.

At an online townhall meeting, President Obama revealed that the idea was a favorite among the 100,000 questions submitted on the White House website.

“I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high, and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation,” he said. “And I don’t know what this says about the online audience. This was a fairly popular question. We want to make sure that it was answered.”

Recently, a California congressman has been pusing a bill, AB 390, which would regulate marijuana like alcohol, with people over 21 years old allowed to grow, buy, sell and possess it. Congressman Ammiano argued that by legalizing and taxing the recreational use of marijuana, the move could pump more than a billion dollars a year into the state.

Obama admitted in his autobiography to experimenting with drugs in his heyday. However, when reporters asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as to whether the administration might one day decide to legalize marijuana, Gibbs was firm about the issue.

“The president opposes the legalization of marijuana,” Gibbs said. “He doesn’t think that’s the right plan for America.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal Gardens for National Green Schools Initiative

The hunky, blue-eyed babe that is Jake Gyllenhaal is lending his celebrity for the National Green Schools Initiative, lending a hand to plant a garden during Green Service Day at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles last month.

Gyllenhaal joined Global Green USA President Matt Petersen for the launch of the National Green Schools Initiative.

Gyllenhaal said, “What I learned is that something like this is possible. There are so many things that I’ve thought of [including making] gardens like this. I had always thought this is possible on a mass scale. This is possible within a massive city like Los Angeles!”

Check out Jake and Matt Petersen below:

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California Lawmaker Pushes to Legalize Marijuana

Could California become the next Amsterdam? That’s the potential plan San Francisco assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco is pushing. The bill (AB 390), which was proposed yesterday, would regulate marijuana like alcohol, with people over 21 years old allowed to grow, buy, sell and possess marijuana. Ammiano argues that by legalizing and taxing the recreational use of marijuana, the move could pump more than a billion dollars a year into the state. The state would collect $50 an ounce from sellers, and growers, too, would be taxed.

“We could in fact have the political will to do something, and certainly in the meantime this is a public policy call and I think it’s worth the discussion,” Ammiano said. “I think the outcome would be very healthy for California and California’s economy.”

However, California governed by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, will face tough opposition in Sacramento. The bill would ban use near schools and prohibit growing cannabis in public view.

“With the state in the midst of an historic economic crisis, the move towards regulating and taxing marijuana is simply common sense,” Ammiano said. “This legislation would generate much needed revenue for the state, restrict access to only those over 21, end the environmental damage to our public lands from illicit crops, and improve public safety by redirecting law enforcement efforts to more serious crimes.”

Dude – California is like totally going to White Castle.

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Growing Biofuels Underwater

A major issue with biofuel farms is that they take up a lot of land that could be used for growing food for our ever-growing population. University of Arizona biologist Robert Glenn, has been researching a possible solution – grow the biofuels in the ocean, where they won’t get in the way of on land food production.

Glenn’s primary research is on Salicornia bigelovii, a plant known as a halophyte. According to Global Seawater, a company that studies possibilities of renewable, ocean-based agriculture, just one acre of Salicornia could yield 90-100 gallons of biodiesel. They are currently experimenting with the technology in Mexico.

Proponents of this form of biofuel production method say that there are hundreds of thousands of underwater square miles that could be used for this sort of sustainability project.

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