Monthly Archives: August 2011

Technology is Like a Flashlight

A recent trip to the woods reminded me of another use for the flashlight. It provides a useful metaphor for the limits and dangers of technology. When you use a flashlight, you probably get the results you were aiming for: … Continue reading

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Poison Turkey is Us

The recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey this past week by Cargill is not the result of some food-industry aberration. It’s completely predictable – simply the cost of doing business when food is an industry. Cargill’s turkey was … Continue reading

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The Price of Food

A few weeks ago, I ran across a couple media reports that struck me as significantly if not obviously related. One was a newspaper article about how farms, especially corn farms, are being targeted by speculators The other was an … Continue reading

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