food politics

Much More Than Just Manure

Here is green manure number one, a lovely purple wisteria-in-miniature-like flower whose fragrance brings to mind anything but manure.
food politics

Cannibal Rice

Cannibal rice is what Greenpeace calls the genetically engineered rice that the USDA recently approved for field trials.

Do I Dare to Eat a Shrimp?

Sure, they’re cheap, but what about the taste? And what do shrimp farms do to the environment? Here’s the lowdown on America’s favorite seafood.
March 2007
food politics

And the Award for Best King Goes to…

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has won the Norman E. Borlaug Medallion for making major contributions to nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

Sustaining Vision

Deep in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley lives a self-described “grass farmer” who is living proof, as Michael Pollan discovers, that there is such a thing as a free lunch.
September 2002

Where the Wild Things Are

Deep in the heart of northeastern Australia, an American couple is building a rain forest for the future.
July 2001
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