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Hanna Ranch Despite the Odds

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Nancy Cohen-koan

If one accepts symbolism, then the idea of Mother Nature, is surely the feminine aspect of reality. And as global chaos reminds us every day, the Moth...

Our Nuclear Dilemma

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Mehroz Baig

An article in Time magazine reported that in October 2013, the Pentagon requested approximately $10 billion in funding to update the country's B61 bombs. However, we had already developed a more advanced version of the B61: the B83. The problem? The B83 is much too destructive.

Meatless Monday: Hero With a Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and integrity.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

Moscow Maelstrom: Lightweight Biennale Outshone by Satellite Shows & Atypical Art Fair

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

The 5th Moscow Biennale, which closed October 20, saw Political Correctness rear its head beneath the Kremlin walls as feminist Belgian curator Catherine de Zegher turned the swanky Manège exhibition center into a Global Bazaar.

Eric Schlosser On the Continuing Threat of Nuclear Weapons

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Tomorrow night on PBS, I sit down with famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser about his new book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety.

Me, Mik and the Atomic Bomb

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Throughout that long September weekend CNN had the only camera watching the Air Force live as it attempted to cope with and cover up a potential nuclear disaster. I believe to this day, if it hadn't been for Mik and our flatbed truck, the Air Force might've gotten away with it.

'Fast Food Nation,' 10 Years Later

Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Ten years ago, "Fast Food Nation" made a big impact. If you needed a reason to never eat another McDonald's hamburger again, this book gave you severa...

Meatless Monday: Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The pivotal part of the hero's experience, the payoff, is enlightenment. It took Buddha six years to get there. We can get there faster, especially with a diet that's plant-rich, not processed.

'The Nation' Releases 2011 Food Issue With Michael Pollan, Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Politics and culture magazine The Nation releases its October 3 Food Issue with an A-list group of food politics celebrities. Diet for a Small Planet ...

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You want to be treated right on the job and you deserve to be. So do the people who grow our food.

Eric Schlosser: Why Being A Foodie Isn't Elitist

Eric Schlosser in the Washington Post | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

At the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting this year, Bob Stallman, the group's president, lashed out at "self-appointed food elitists" w...

Michael Pollan: School Lunches Made From Fast Food Rejects

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The lights in USC's Bovard Auditorium dimmed and the crowd erupted into whoops and applause. It was as if Bon Jovi was about to take the stage. But i...

Michael Pollan & Eric Schlosser: Food Safety Bill 'Best Opportunity In A Generation' To Fix Food Supply

Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser in the New York Times | MICHAEL POLLAN and ERIC SCHLOSSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THE best opportunity in a generation to improve the safety of the American food supply will come as early as Monday night, when the Senate is schedule...

Meatless Monday: Ramadan Fast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We are midway through Ramadan, the month-long Muslim holiday marked by fasting -- no food or drink from dawn till sunset. The fasting, mandated in th...

Food, Inc.'s Eric Schlosser Urges Senate to Pass Food Safety Bill

Jean Halloran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Halloran

Schlosser is joining with Consumers Union to urge consumers to fight for passage of FDA food safety reform legislation, which passed the House last year and is now stalled awaiting action in the Senate.

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

Books That Can Help Our Children Find a Path Through a Scary World (And Maybe Make Things a Little Better)

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

Wherever your children are first exposed to the messy facts of our world, there will inevitably be questions about it. Luckily, young adult versions of informative books are here to help.

Meatless Monday: Money for Nothing? Cheap Food's Hidden Costs

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As if Bjork isn't enough, there's another reason to love Iceland -- now it's the land without McDonald's. The franchise shuttered last month not as a...

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Purple mountain majesties, amber waves of grain, we've got it all, but one of America's greatest natural resources is you. Yeah, you sitting in your ...

Give Kraft a Kick in the Tush: Harmful Chemicals in Your Mac & Cheese

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

In 2008, Kraft removed artificial colorings...and chemical sweeteners...from the products that they distribute in Europe, Australia, and other developed countries due to consumer concern over scientific studies...But, they haven't done the same thing here in the U.S.!

ReThink Review: Food, Inc. -- Food as Political Unified Theory

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm sure most Americans have no idea how truly screwed up our food system is, and when they find out, they'll start looking for alternatives.

Are IKEA, Outlet Malls, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods Really Bargains?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anis Shivani

American consumers are being taken for a ride.

Michael Jackson Beats Up Food Inc.

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

When food became "fuel" instead of nourishment, and when vitamins became more important than wholesome nutrition, we began to journey down a terrible cliff of ignorance.