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Big Food Strikes Back: Why did the Obamas fail to take on corporate agriculture?

…spoken, and the candidate — an urban politician from Chicago — got the first of what would turn out to be many unpleasant tutorials on the industry’s sway in Washington….

How Pot Has Grown

…cash crop. Unlike corn ($14 billion) or soybeans ($11 billion), however, modern marijuana farming depends less on soil and sunlight than technology, allowing it to thrive not only in the…

An Animal’s Place

…of human beings. The farming of animals for fur was recently banned in England. In several European nations, sows may no longer be confined to crates nor laying hens to…

Michael Pollan: The Truthdig Interview

…expensive. And that helps. The kind of farming that Whole Foods supports is better than conventional farming. All I’m suggesting is that you can take it to the next step…

My Letter to Whole Foods

…help rebuild local food chains and build a market for pasture-based livestock farming. I don’t need to tell you how important these two things are — or that the survival…

You Are What You Eat

…is really three in one: The first section discusses industrial farming; the second, organic food, both as big business and on a relatively small farm; and the third, what it…

It’s Not the End After All

…remarkable speed. Not only in McKibben’s remote Adirondacks but even in my own exurban Connecticut woods, the beavers, wild turkeys, deer and coyotes have returned in force, and even the…

Contact

…audiobook to Jessica Shoffel: shoffel@audible.com. All other interview requests should go to Sarah Hutson: shutson@penguinrandomhouse.com Literary Representation: Amanda Urban “Urban, Amanda” <aurban@icmpartners.com> Foreign Rights: Daisy Meyrick <Daisy.Meyrick@curtisbrown.co.uk> Please send all…

Is This Country Living? Ask the Cows

…far to commute, so the suburban tide hasn’t reached our shores. So Cornwall is neither the country nor the suburbs. Where then exactly do we live? We live in a…

How Change Is Going to Come in the Food System

…and urban legislators decide it is worth their while to serve on those committees, little of value is likely to emerge from them. Whatever its cost to public health and…