http://www.backyardchix.org/cobb-county/the-case-for-backyard-chickens/

Comprehensive report on the Pros and Cons of allowing backyard hens including property value research. 2011

 

http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2012/07/20/the-6-silliest-arguments-against-backyard-chickens/

The 6 silliest arguments against backyard chickens. July 20, 2012

 

http://www.wogx.com/story/19794172/family-says-chickens-provide-therapy-for-autistic-son

-Autistic child is helped by the families 8 chickens in Debary, FL, but the city law doesn't allow for them. Oct. 11, 2012

 

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20121002/NEWS01/310020012/Chickens-may-come-home-roost-Rockledge

-Our Rockledge, FL Chicken initiative article in the Florida Today! Oct. 2, 2012

 

http://www.wpmobserver.com/news/2012/sep/26/group-looks-legalize-backyard-chickens-winter-park/

-Winter Park, FL chicken initiative gains momentum and interest. Sep. 26, 2012

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47205551/ns/business-us_business/

-Childhood obesity has tripled in the last three decades with no help in site from government officials. April 27, 2012

 

http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2009/08/31/council-considers-chicken-bill-tues-sept-1

-Metro Planning Commission recommends new chicken ordinance to Metro City Council (Nashville, TN) that would allow poultry in the Urban Services District. Aug. 31, 2009

 

http://search.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets/default.aspx

-The USDA National Farmers Market Directory. Search for Local Farmers markets in your area.

 

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-11-15/news/fl-brief-lauderdale-chickens-20111115_1_chickens-domestic-fowl-hens

-Chickens still unwelcome in Fort Lauderdale, FL in spite of requests for new ordinance. However, city is considering new Urban Agricultural initiatives. Nov. 15, 2011

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/mcdonalds-dumps-mcmuffin-egg-factory-health-concerns/story?id=14976054#.UGnjBq7hdws

-Mercy for Animals, ABC News,and FDA investigate McDonalds and Target ex-egg supplier Sparboe Farms for unsanitary conditions  and animal cruelty. Nov. 18, 2011

 

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/17/8856595-smuckers-recalls-peanut-butter-for-contamination

-Smuckers recalls peanut butter for possible salmonella contamination. Nov. 17, 2011

 

http://lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/15/8824204-your-grocery-bill-is-getting-higher-and-higher

-Rising grocery and food prices cause financial concern for those already on a tight budget. Nov. 15, 2011

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/

-Everything you need to know about raising rural or city chickens in your own backyard.

 

http://www.chickenowners.com/news/jc081809.htm

-Underground Chicken owners lobby for backyard chicken laws in historic Highland Park neighborhood in Lafayette,Indiana.
August 18, 2009

 

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12009.html

-Population and Census facts for Brevard County, FL.

 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/homestead

-"Homestead" definition

 

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Code

-"Code" (i.e. municipal code) definition

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_chicken

-Wikipedia article on Urban Chickens

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_agriculture

-Wikipedia article on Urban Agriculture

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=37

-"Local Chicken Laws and ordinances and how to change them" forum on Backyardchickens.com

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=310268

-Find your city's chicken laws and ordinances on Backyardchickens.com

 

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2011/0921/The-rise-of-urban-farming

-Urban farming's trendy frugality is drawing converts in an age of economic uncertainty. Sep. 21,2011

 

http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?t=410085

-(Forum) One womans battle with neighbors leads to code enforcement being called and her having to get rid of three of her hooved animals. Aug. 23, 2011

 

http://www.rodale.com/urban-gardens?page=0,0

-Grow your own Farm on less than an Acre. Sep., 2009

 

http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientID=10473&stateID=9&statename=Florida

-Brevard County Municipal Code

 

www.ers.usda.gov/Briefing/FoodSecurity/stats_graphs.htm#food_secure

-Food Security in the U.S.and what it means to us.

 

lifeinc.today.com/_news/2011/10/14/8308105-good-graph-friday-whos-going-hungry

-Food Security status of U.S. households in 2010

 

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-18/wholesale-prices-in-u-s-rose-more-than-economists-estimated-in-september.html

-Wholesale prices in U.S. rose more than economists estimated. Oct. 18, 2011

 

vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/20/8413736-bagged-salad-recalled-for-possible-salmonella-contamination

-Taylor Farms Retail recalled bagged salad due to worries about possible samonella contamination. Oct. 20, 2011

 

vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/20/8413047-organic-eggs-recalled-after-6-reported-illnesses

-Minnesota health officials are investigating six cases of salmonella poisoning linked to organic eggs. Oct. 20, 2011

 

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/30/9833246-peanuts-in-green-beans-food-mix-ups-spark-odd-recalls

-A man finds a whole, in-shell peanut mixed in with the Winn-Dixie canned green beans. Dec. 30, 2011

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/health/policy/fda-is-finding-attention-drugs-in-short-supply.html

-Shortages of medicines like Ritalin and Adderall are so endemic that some patients say they worry almost constantly about availability. Jan. 01, 2012

 

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/28/8982673-a-second-chance-for-faulty-food-fda-calls-it-reconditioning

-Turning imperfect, mislabeled or outright contaminated foods into edible -- and profitable -- goods is so common that virtually all producers do it, at least to some extent. Nov. 28, 2011

 

http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/04/8636308-fda-moldy-applesauce-repackaged-by-school-lunch-supplier

-Washington state fruit processor is under scrutiny by federal health regulators for repackaging applesauce contaminated with several kinds of potentially dangerous, multi-colored molds. Nov 04, 2011

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120109/painkillers-drugs-percocet-endocet-opana-zydone-excedrin-gas-x-fda

-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned of a possible mix-up affecting various prescription pain medications and some of the most-common over-the-counter drugs. Jan. 9, 2012

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45940897/ns/health-food_safety/#.UGsufq7hdws

-FDA steps up testing for fungicide in orange juice. Jan. 10, 2012

 

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