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An Unplanned Break - Writers' Block and the Art of Extinction

While the title of this essay may be tinted with a bit of doom and gloom, it is not as ominous as it sounds, and it is a fairly accurate description of the events and stories that follow.   2,527 more words


Fertilizer Kills Lakes and Rivers

Lake Erie is enjoying a terrific growing season …for algae.

Toledo, Ohio had to stop making drinking water recently, because of the ‘bloom’ of a form of algae that gives off a toxic waste product, which can’t easily be gotten out of the water by the water treatment plants. 839 more words


The Meat Atlas: Commentary from a Food Technologist’s Point of View

Did you know that it takes 15,455 liters of water to produce a kilogram of beef? Or that 1/3 of the world’s cultivated land is used to grow animal feed? 921 more words


The Right to Farm Right

I’ve got an idea: why don’t we Missourians follow up on passing our ALEC-supported ag-gag law with a full-blown amendment to the state constitution to shield industrial agriculture?  645 more words


Seeking a Saner Food System

Great article yesterday from NPR on our current food system . This interview touches on many of the reasons why I am a vegetarian but also discusses alternatives to eating factory-farmed meat, such as buying local and free range meat. 127 more words

Ruth Reichl on Antibiotic resistance

Click her to read Ruth Reichl’s op-ed in today’s New York Times about antibiotic use in industrial agriculture. Commentary to follow soon! 8 more words

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