November 12 2013
The state Senate will vote on a bill today that would legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin. Raw-milk advocates claim that unpasteurized milk carries beneficial bacteria. The bill would allow a dairy farmer to sell unpasteurized milk directly to consumers from their farm, once they met guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.
Three local bands are reuniting in January to play a benefit for childhood cancer. The Benjamins, Alligator Gun and Subside will be joined by local artists Christopher Porterfield of Field Report and Vic and Gab to play the Pablove Benefit Concert at Turner Hall.
State food safety officials are advising consumers to avoid eating anything manufactured by Milwaukee-based Garden Fresh Foods. The company produces fresh-cut vegetables, ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and spreads sold under the labels "Market Pantry" and "Archers Farms". A link to the USDA's comprehensive list of products to avoid found online here.
A pair of women in Sweden have invented the first "invisible bike helmet". The Hovding helmet is worn as a collar around your neck and contains an airbag that will inflate and protect the head in the event of an accident. Find out how it works by watching this cool video.