Saving Our Blue Future

Saving Our Blue Future

Have you heard? The world is running out of accessible clean water. Humanity is polluting, mismanaging, and displacing our finite freshwater sources at an alarming rate. Since 1990, half the rivers in China have disappeared. The Ogallala Aquifer that supplies the U.S....
The Fight for Control over Our Own Dinner Tables

The Fight for Control over Our Own Dinner Tables

Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist and former farm boy, once wrote: “[T]he central problem with modern industrial agriculture… [is] not just that it produces unhealthy food, mishandles waste, and overuses antibiotics in ways that harm us all....
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...
Big Food Crushes Consumer Rights in Washington State

Big Food Crushes Consumer Rights in Washington State

When you look at the numbers, how could Washington State’s ballot initiative to require the labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients ever stand a chance? I’m not talking about poll numbers. I’m talking about money. Just six...
Squeezing More Profits from Crummy Tomatoes

Squeezing More Profits from Crummy Tomatoes

“I’m 98 percent confident we can make a tomato that tastes substantially better,” Professor Harry Klee recently exulted to The New York Times. Hmmm. Excuse me, professor, but “substantially better” than what? One of Momma Nature’s...
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