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Happenings: Honey Blues, Vending Machine Calorie Counts, and Plans for a Floating Pool in the East River

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FALL INTO FAIR TRADE October is Fair Trade Month! Celebrate responsibly (i.e., raise your mug of FT coffee). (Good)

SACRE BLEU! Beekeepers in northern Alsace, France, were alarmed to find blue and green honey in their combs last week, the product of swarms feeding on waste from a local M&Ms factory. (Time)

COOP UP THE CASH What do you get the chicken keeper who has everything? Nieman Marcus is selling an uber-luxe hen house (with a chandelier, natch) for a mere hundred grand in this year’s Fantasy Gift Christmas book. (Inhabitat)

BUYER’S CHOICE Starting in 2013, new vending machines will display calorie counts of products by Coca-Cola, PepsiCo., and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. (MNN)

FIGHT FOR FOOD You might have heard that the Farm Bill has expired; here’s the deal on five affected programs. (Good)

HOPE FLOATS The 2010 plan for +Pool, a floating swimming pool in the East River, in New York City, is making a new splash with the help of a Kickstarter fund. (Fast Company)

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