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Consumer Choice

4 Ways to Hook New Customers -- and Keep Them Coming Back

John Bowen | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, there's nothing more frustrating than offering a product or service that we know is great but that people for some reason don't want to buy. Wouldn't it be great if we could systematically get lots of attention from consumers and keep them coming back for more?

Why Picky Eating And Food Obsession Are Actually Closely Related

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts

The main difference between the most desirable plates of food in New York today versus those of 10 years ago is how beautiful they are.  One of ...

A Wild Salmon Talks Smack to a GMO Fish

David Helvarg | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Call me Sam. I'm on a heroic, Homeric journey that's taken me down this great river to the sea and then several years in the ocean where I became a voracious predator of krill and shrimp and fellow fish and then unerringly returned as an older and wiser salmon to these my natal waters.

Have a Say in the Oscars of the Perfume World

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Style
Mary Orlin

sually awards are chosen by members of the Fragrance Foundation and industry experts.  But this year, any scent lover can cast his or her vote for the Consumer Choice Award.  

All That Glitters Ain't So Great: How Your Brain Rates the Stuff You Buy

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

In some senses we've come a long way since the days of bartering grain for gold trinkets. But in many other, more primal ways, the machinery at work has always been the same. Case in point: a new study that's worked out why some of us are more confident in our purchases than others.

Nuclear Power Is Part of USA Energy Mix

Jim Steets | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Jim Steets

There's been good dialogue regarding my last blog post concerning the Indian Point Energy Center. And I appreciate the many thoughtful comments, inclu...

Consumer Choice and Genetically Engineered Fish

George Leonard | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
George Leonard

Californians are known for discerning taste and deserve the right to be eco- and health-conscious "foodies." But to do so, the state legislature should make sure the industry reveals what's at the fish counter before it ends up on our plate.

Perpetuating the Eternal Food Fight

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

It is disappointing to see the New York Times recycle neoliberal fetishes because it keeps us from addressing the root causes of hunger.