The importance we place on wanting, our sense of entitlement to consume, is a feature of American culture and identity that we often take for granted. We think of it as natural, that we have a right to want what we want and to achieve it. This poses a challenge to the concept of sustainability.
The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?
Poor kids -- they don't know what they're missing.
By the measure of fanatical hometown craft beer loyalty, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company ranks about 175 on a scale of 100. No wonder then, that the announcement of Boulevard's sale to Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium was greeted with some raw emotion.
CDC investigators are a vital link in the chain of public protection because they are the people who "trace back" illness to its source. Obviously, knowing someone has salmonella poisoning is not enough: we also need to know which food from what company gave them the disease.
As a visit to any of the nation's best vegetarian restaurants will affirm, there's never been a better time to eat your veggies.
Be afraid, mojito-drinker. Be very afraid.
While some fishermen were stuck on shore waiting for government permits, like the Alaskan King Crab fishermen of the popular Deadliest Catch TV series, the majority of the fishing industry kept fishing, removing 30 million pounds of seafood from the ocean on average each day.
They were not abstract pigs. They had faces and attitudes and personalities. They had lives that she had witnessed and documented just before seeing them killed.
Donuts. They're not just for cops anymore!
A man walks into a bar. Ouch. The poor bastard should have walked into a pub.
In the final weeks leading up to Election Day, the debate over measure I-522 in Washington State is getting even uglier.
Should I take the French approach and limit snacks to one a day at a closely prescribed time? Or plan for a few small meals to fend off inevitable meltdowns? For my kids and me, I've found it's best to snack -- with a caveat.
Just 25 countries control 76 percent of the world's coastal oceans, and a mere 10 countries control 51 percent. We don't need an international treaty to resuscitate our oceans -- we just need to convince these key governments to better manage their fisheries.
Don't believe the printed hype! Keep eating that fish sauce!
We are in a situation both difficult and dangerous. The world today desperately needs leadership on the food security issue to help the world understand both the enormity of the challenge we face and the extraordinary scope of a response, which will require restructuring of the energy economy.