Food and Farming
"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....
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
The sky is falling! The End Times are upon us! It’s all over for America! And it’s all because of you working-class voters.
What better day than Thanksgiving to celebrate our country’s food rebels?
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.
Thanks to the industrializers of American agriculture, we finally know why the chicken crossed the road: To run away from the factory farm.
This week in OtherWords, we’re running several commentaries about the scary stuff we eat.
This Halloween, many of the chocolate goodies handed out to American children dressed as goblins and witches will have a ghoulish history of their own.
This Halloween, keep an eye out for “milk protein concentrate.” Avoid buying any treats made with it and don’t let your children eat candy or anything else made with this additive.
Kids look forward to Halloween all year. They obsess over their costumes, dwell on decorations, and plot how to bag as much candy as possible when they go trick-or-treating. Even though I’m very concerned about good nutrition, I love handing out chocolates to all of the little ghosts, witches, and princesses who come by.