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Consumer Choice

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 | Food
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.