Food and Farming

Wisconsin’s Cheesy Innovation

Wisconsin’s Cheesy Innovation

For generations, picture-takers have instructed their subjects to say "cheese." Well, no people say "cheese" better than Wisconsinites, who unabashedly wear cheesehead hats in public, celebrate dozens of cheese festivals, have a Monterey Jack bacterium as the states'...

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Higher Hopes for Hemp

Higher Hopes for Hemp

Take a moment and look around you. Look up. The sky hasn't fallen, has it? People in Colorado are buying marijuana — legally — and civilization hasn't come crashing to its knees. At this point, we've all seen TV journalists reporting from Colorado dispensaries, noting...

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Leasing Out Integrity to Coca-Cola

Leasing Out Integrity to Coca-Cola

Irony is dead. It has been garroted by reality. For proof, check out the Beverage Institute for Health and Wellness. Sounds like a spa in Arizona where you might enjoy a cleansing regimen of aloe vera smoothies, doesn't it? But, no, it's a hokey "science" front owned...

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A Toxic Cocktail

A Toxic Cocktail

Shrimp cocktail makes a great finger food for holiday parties. Right? Only if you have no idea how those crustaceans were produced. Because if you did, you wouldn't want to eat shrimp again. Before I go on, I'll say this: There is good shrimp out there. Monterey Bay...

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Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies

Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies

The fast food industry is notorious for handing out lean paychecks to their burger flippers and fat ones to their CEOs. What's less well-known is that taxpayers are actually subsidizing fast food incomes at both the bottom — and top — of the industry. Take, for...

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Save the Turkeys

Save the Turkeys

It's odd that the most iconic feature of Thanksgiving — the turkey — is likely the most unnatural. It's got competition, of course, from the jellied cranberry sauce that retains the shape of its can and various food products sold in boxes marked "Just Add Water."...

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