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Mar 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 6)

Rudd Sound Bites

URL:www.ruddsoundbites.typepad.com
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Rudd Sound Bites (“Where Food Policy Meets Real Life”) contains an outstanding collection of articles from a talented group of writers on (mostly) food related matters. The opening page has a collection of articles spanning roughly the last two weeks (10 articles) and every one of them was informative with a fresh perspective. Some of the articles are derived from the popular press (Depauw University sorority reorganized after expelling unattractive members), but others are not (behind the changes in the Girl Scout cookies). What’s amazing is that all of the articles are free and visitors are encouraged to email articles to friends and to post comments. If you find one of the 13 authors to be particularly interesting, you can bring up all articles by the person with a click of a button. A wonderfully simple yet informative site.
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