The Green Fringe (page 7)

Come on Down to the Farmers Market (Bring Your Wallet and Your Food Orthodoxy)

In the mood for a bacon-gouda scone? A $5 pint of raspberries? Some $11-per-pound pork chops? How about the $4 bunch of parsnips? Well, you’re…
Posted September 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Norman Borlaug, R.I.P.

We read with sadness that Norman Borlaug, leader of the Green Revolution, passed away yesterday. Borlaug, called “the man who fed the world,” helped develop genetically modified organisms…
Posted September 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

One Step Closer to a PETA White House

Yesterday, the Senate voted 63-35 to invoke cloture on the nomination of animal rights activist Cass Sunstein to be the nation’s new “regulatory czar,” which means the Senate can…
Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

Michael Pollan’s Fuzzy Math

Food writer Michael Pollan’s culinary dogma holds that the science is sketchy when it comes to food and nutrition. He typically counsels readers to make their food decisions based on…
Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

“Nudging” America to Give Up Meat

The number of animals and plants protected by the federal Endangered Species Act is about to increase dramatically. For Cass Sunstein, radical animal-rights activist and nominee for…
Posted September 3, 2009 at 12:00 am

TIME Out of Bounds on Agriculture Reporting

TIME reporter Bryan Walsh took a cue from his friends behind Food, Inc. and hyped an impending food crisis in this week’s magazine cover story. But if you’re looking…
Posted August 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

How Much Fish For Health? We’ll Tell You.

This week we launched HowMuchFish.com, the only online seafood calculator that quantifies both the health risks and benefits of a diet rich in seafood. Fed up with fishy activists…
Posted July 9, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman writes today about a critical scourge facing vegetarians: other vegetarians. While Freeman has her reasons for not eating meat, she doesn’t feel the need…
Posted June 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace Called Out On Amazonian Hype

Today, online magazine Spiked is taking a scalpel to Greenpeace’s claim that British retailers of meat and leather are responsible for Amazonian deforestation. In a recent interview with…
Posted June 9, 2009 at 12:00 am

Save the Lab Rats! (Kill the Humans?)

According to the FBI, terrorism in the name of animal rights is on the rise. Whether it’s the firebombing of a UC Santa Cruz researcher’s home or sending…
Posted June 4, 2009 at 12:00 am