Over the past couple of weeks, there have been some interesting news pieces and blog posts here on Mother Nature Network that I want to point out,  just in case you’ve missed them.

What to do with leftover Halloween candy – Five great ways to get rid of Halloween candy without letting it go to waste.

Tofu-eaters please don’t gloat - New study claims meat is responsible for 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. But let's not forget, soy production is a leading cause of deforestation, a major contributor to GHG emissions.

Fan MNN on Facebook and win the ultimate Chef’s Case - Zest up your holiday feast with these must-have sauces and spices.

California vineyards: Swirl, sip, solar - West Coast vineyards harness the energy of the sun in new and inventive ways.

10 flu-fighting foods - Buried in the controversy over whether to get the H1N1 vaccination (or even where to find one), is that one of the best ways to ward off any flu is to build up your overall immunity. Dave Grotto, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, reveals 10 foods that provide top doses of the vitamins and nutrients you need to protect and defend against illness.

Two U.S. deaths may be linked to beef recall - A New York adult with underlying medical conditions dies and another death in New Hampshire is under investigation from possible E. coli contamination in the Northeast.

Green racks for your red wine - Celebrate both Bacchus and Mother Nature over the coming months by storing/displaying your vino in an eco-friendly rack.

Dairy farmers launch organic brand - In a rough and tumble economy, 10 organic dairy farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to sell and distribute their own cows’ milk. 

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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