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A Tussle, Of Sorts, Over Organics

…point was that Whole Foods was a company deeply committed to the set of values associated with organic farming, including sustainability and the environmental benefits of decreasing the use of…

Anatomy of a Meal

…innovative and deeply traditional. Through various pasture and animal management methods, he achieves truly sustainable farming in which the soil gives up no more energy than can be replenished through…

The High Price of Cheap Food Mealpolitik over lunch with Michael Pollan

…industrial agriculture have glommed onto this issue, charging that organic foods and grass-fed beef are overpriced, overrated foodstuffs available only to an economic elite. Industrial agriculture and factory farming, on…

A New Way to Think About Eating

…and its cattle, hogs, poultry, and grass flourish in symbiotic harmony without agricultural chemicals or antibiotics and only minimal amounts of processed feed. But sustainable farming is not sustainable on…

You Are What You Read

…more that of the anthropologist or archaeologist. Dr. Andrew Weil says Pollan has “the skill of a professional detective”? in exploring “the worlds of industrial farming, organic and sustainable agriculture,…

For Parents & Kids

…out that are probably appropriate for at least middle schoolers. Supersize Me is worth seeing as is FRESH, which deals with the food system and features people like urban farmer…

Power Steer

Garden City, Kan., missed out on the suburban building boom of the postwar years. What it got instead were sprawling subdivisions of cattle. These feedlots—the nation’s first—began rising on the…

The Human Habitat: The Real World of Interiors

…in both tragedy and farce, on fronts as different as the Iron Curtain and the curtain wall, Soviet collective farms and Corbusian villas, American urban-renewal projects and, if I may…

Sustainable Eating & Nutrition

…finding fruit in urban neighborhoods. Culinate recipes, articles and links on sustainable cooking. How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian cookbooks by Mark Bittman. The Art of…

An American Transplant

…to see cacti cohabitating with pine trees, pines with palms, palms with azaleas, azaleas with aloes, aloes with tulips. It’s a very urban idea, this sort of botanical cosmopolitanism, and…