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Factory food

Why the cheap, mass-produced food we eat is killing our environment, our economy — and us
Since Squanto taught the Pilgrims to plant maize, no food has been more emblematic of the evolution of American eating habits than corn. That's been true from the sepia-tinged golden age of the Midwestern breadbasket to the present day, where those yellow kernels are lab-engineered and recombinated into a dizzying array of futuristic foodstuffs.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 25, 2009

Review: Food, Inc.

As visually flashy as it is viscerally alarming
You are what you eat. And if you're like most Americans, you eat hamburgers made from cows who likely spent their lives crowded in fetid factory farms, ankle-deep in mud and excrement.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 16, 2009
unfarmed list

Food unfarmed

Pollan and Schlosser, on message, in Food, Inc.
Following in the Peabody Award-winning footsteps of Aaron Wolf's congenial, informative documentary King Corn, Robert Kenner's omnibus agri-doc Food, Inc . offers a bleaker portrait of America's food economy at this year's Food+Farm event series, centered at SPACE Gallery from May 7 to 10.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 13, 2009

Greater than fiction

Mainers find ideas and connections at a Missouri film festival
The True/False Film Festival, which just wrapped up its sixth year in Columbia, Missouri, presents an encouraging object lesson in how to establish a destination film festival in an unlikely location.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 04, 2009

Take Back Barack

It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
By JEFF INGLIS + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 19, 2008

Oh, you like Melville?

Five books to land your first college mate
We cannot stress this enough. As much as no one cares about your laptop or iPhone, everyone sneaks a peek at what their peers and classmates are reading.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 27, 2008

Pick what you eat

Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008

Kernel-industrial complex

Examining a landscape where crops only feed food
Aaron Woolf’s documentary King Corn, which opens the weekend of conversations about local farming and sustainable consumption, is a sound prototype for the new wave of populist eco-docs.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 23, 2008

Eating, my words

Going green
In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

The Price of Sugar

Prisoners in cane fields
Such an inspiring figure might invoke martyrdom, but Haney’s treatment is unsentimental, allowing the harrowing truth to speak for itself.
By PEG ALOI  |  November 07, 2007

King Corn

On a diabetic throne
We spend less money on food than any generation before us, but King Corn asks, at what price?
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 17, 2007

Brave new organic

Eating global
In The Omnivore’s Dilemma , journalist Michael Pollan writes that “organic” is being transformed “from a reform movement into an industry.”
By ISAAC KESTENBAUM  |  January 11, 2007

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