Our picks for the week of May 11-16: 

Is Congress killing the organic farm? Two new bills intended to prevent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses could spell big trouble for small farms.

• 10 great green video blogs: MNN's Karl Burkart reveals the latest and greatest in green media.

News behaving badly: Peter Dykstra says it's worth looking at the difference between reporting the news and scaring the audience.

Meet Mrs. Begley: How Rachelle Carson Begley keeps up with her famous green husband.

How the flu works: Translating Uncle Sam reveals how a tiny bundle of genes can threaten civilization.

Introducing 'On the Streets': A word to the wise about taxi driving in NYC from MNN's John Kesselman. Watch the video ... but not while you're driving, please.

Ask Vanessa: What kind of dangers are lurking in your nonstick cookware? Find out, courtesy of our answer guru.

Sewing Green: MNN chats with author Betz White about why repurposing rules her life.

Get ready for a night out: Danielle shows you how to prepare for an eco-friendly bachelorette party. Watch the video.

Follow that cow: A New Jersey farm lets customers track their meal from field to table — on their computers.




MNN week in review 5/13/2009
This week's best bets from the Mother Nature Network. 5/13/2009