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James Mcwilliams

Meatless Monday: Hearts, Minds And James McWilliams

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Health, the environment, ethics, animal rights, because you want a hot bod, because it makes you feel good about yourself. They're all reasons to go ...

Beware the Myths of Feedlot Marketeers

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Industrialized animal agriculture has a lot to answer for when it comes to its impact on animal welfare, the environment, and the livelihood of family farms.

Just Food ... and a Few Hard Truths

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

According to James McWilliams, author of Just Food, supporting small-scale farms and eating close to the source are only minor gestures in what must be a complex, global re-examination of food production and distribution.

The Local Food Debate Heats Up

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

"Eat local" has become such a commonly cited slogan that it's starting to lose its punch. You know an idea is getting shop-worn when major food retail...

Plastic Packaging Is Good for the Earth? A Flawed Assumption

Daily Finance | SARAH GILBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Plastic-wrapped fruits, says James McWilliams in the New York Times' Freakonomics blog, are a good thing, not just for ensuring my son eats his apple ...

Miles from Nowhere: Why Does James McWilliams Hate Local Food?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 10.07.2009 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

In the end, McWilliams comes off as a bitter and snarky outsider. His argument is weakened by his obvious bitterness and cheapened by its lopsidedness.

James McWilliams' Over-Hyped and Undercooked Anti-Locavore Polemic

Stephanie Paige Ogburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephanie Paige Ogburn

The problem with McWilliams' argument is its irrelevance. To devote an entire book to debunking the impulse to eat closer to home doesn't address the points raised by food and farm activists.

Why Does McWilliams Lambast Locavores When His Real Beef Is With Meat Eaters?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Sandwiched between the caricatures of loco locavores and McWilliams' hey-ho-GMO cheerleading, lies the meat of the matter; we can't go on eating animals like this.