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Politics of the Plate: Salmon on Drugs

A new report indicates rampant antibiotic use at Chilean fish farms, which supply most of the U.S.’s farmed salmon.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Toxic Strawberries?

California’s governor will soon decide whether to approve a new—and possibly very dangerous—pesticide for use on this beloved summer fruit.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Organic Warfare

An advocacy group criticizes the USDA’s “dysfunctional” management of the nation’s organic program.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: When Organic Is Not Organic

USDA certified organic fish doesn’t exist—but you wouldn’t necessarily know it to read the labels at a seafood counter.
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Beef Buying Guide

More and more of us are willing to pay a premium for beef that is “sustainable.” Selecting from the choices can be confusing, though.
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Politics of the Plate: Organic Isn’t Dead Yet

A recent Nielsen report greatly exaggerates the recession-related decline in the organics market—and new research indicates growth is still high.
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Politics of the Plate: An Apple a Day

Just make sure it’s an organic apple, if you want to keep the oncologist and cardiologist away.
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Tension Builds Between Organic Dairy Farmers And Processors

The kumbaya era is over: Organic agriculture is now large enough to face some of the same systemic problems that conventional agriculture struggles with every day.
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Organic Milk Overload

The growth of the organic-food market has hit a recession-related roadblock—the downward spiral of overproduction and lower prices.
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Charlie Johnson’s Open Letter on Organic Milk

As long as there are children going to bed hungry and arriving to school hungry, there is no such thing as a surplus.
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