Food and Farming

A More Humane Holiday Ham

A More Humane Holiday Ham

"What are your Christmas traditions?" I asked the family I was staying with in Kenya earlier this year while doing some research. I wondered whether Kenyans decorated Christmas trees or awaited Santa Claus like American children do. My host's response surprised me....

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Solving the Twinkie Murder Case

Solving the Twinkie Murder Case

Far from greedy, however, the 18,500 unionized workers are quite reasonable and very loyal — in fact, they had previously given back $100 million in annual wages and benefits to help the company survive. The true greed in this drama comes from inside Ripplewood’s towering castle of high finance

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Fracking our Thanksgiving Feast

Fracking our Thanksgiving Feast

My family has raised dairy cows on our farm in Monroe County near Kendall, Wisconsin, for almost 150 years. We’ve weathered the Great Depression, low milk prices, droughts, floods, and snowstorms. Despite difficulties, the dairy and related industries generate $26.5 billion in revenue, 174,000 jobs, and fresh, healthy milk, cheese and butter to the state each year.

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