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Since a federal judge overturned California’s ban on foie gras, people have been lining up to grab some. Supposedly, demand has been soaring since the ban was lifted. 379 more words


When Nutrition Writers Don't Disclose Conflicts of Interest

Yesterday, I came across an intriguing article in the Star Tribune, one of the major newspapers in the Twin Cities. “How well do you know wheat? 438 more words

Product of Mexico

The LA Times did an investigative journalist piece, Product of Mexico, on labor farms in Mexico.  They reported inhumane living conditions, unacceptably low food rations, and overall exploitation of the farmers. 413 more words

Big Ag

Subversive Plots

This is how I like to think of my garden. Revolution in my backyard.

Sustainable Living

No Testing Needed: GE Food, Michael Taylor and the Birth of "Substantial Equivalence"

Few topics get people riled up like GMOs. It’s a hot button issue, and it should be. We all have to eat, and knowing not only what our food is composed of but how said ingredients may impact our health is a reasonable request, yes? 746 more words


My outlook

The thing about food is that it tastes really good.

And the better it tastes, the more we want. The haze descends and the greed kicks in. 277 more words

Food Issues

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of our Food

I just read half of The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of our Food by Ted Genoways.  It seems well-researched, and though I personally found the history of slaughterhouse labor unions tedious, that does explain how we got the system we have.  510 more words