Tag Archives: food

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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Cornographic

It’s rare to find a single cause to explain so very large a chunk of a complex and intractable problem. But if the problem is the way our food system is out of whack — the way the price of … Continue reading

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Growing Problem

A probably unintended consequence of the mania for gas-drilling in Pennsylvania is a new focus on the struggles of family farms. According to news accounts and the gas industry’s own propaganda, small farmers throughout the state are cheerfully signing leases … Continue reading

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Compostal Service

One of the real treats of living in Backwards Land is watching your fellow citizens eagerly dig from the ground substances that ought to stay there, while burying materials we desperately need. And so we have coal and petroleum and … Continue reading

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