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No More Guinea Pigs

Fair, too, is a guess that few people are surprised that an herbicide in widespread use is probably toxic at high doses or with prolonged exposure, circumstances that may be common among farmers and farmworkers.

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What I'm Reading

An illustration from one of my new favorite columns, Food & Consequences by Aaron Thier on Lucky Peach’s website. While this image accompanies a piece on super silly spicy chilies, it also kind of reflects the fire-y frenzy with which I have been attempting to soak in so many forms of written work lately. 423 more words

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Mark Bittman: Stop Making Us Guinea Pigs

New York Times: The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup, probably causes cancer in humans. 147 more words


Bidding a Fond Farewell to Winter

This past weekend, the first weekend of spring, I decided to say goodbye to the winter of 2015, that dark, cold, icy, snowy, did I say COLD, winter. 517 more words


Veggies Rule!

Mark Bittman has gained a lot of attention in the last few years for his stance on eating meat…or rather, not eating meat. One of his most popular books “VB6: Eat Vegan before 6″ details his journey from “overweight and pre-diabetic” to healthy and medication-free. 626 more words


Spring; or, A housewife's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of death

It’s the yaupons. Well, that and the beautifully executed Tod und Verklarung we heard Saturday night at the Mobile Symphony concert. Let alone the magnificent music, something about watching a man sit for twenty minutes waiting to hit a gong will make you contemplate the relentless passing of time. 846 more words


Producing more food won't feed the poor

I suggested she try this exercise: “Put yourself in the poorest place you can think of. Imagine yourself in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for example.

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