Articles from August 2010



Bounced from the Sushi Bar

For years, Guido Rahr was a regular weekly customer at Sinju Restaurant, a sleek sushi emporium across the street from his office in Portland, OR’s, artsy Pearl District. Taking a seat at the sushi bar earlier this summer, Rahr noticed that bluefin tuna was on the menu. Rahr, who is president of the Wild Salmon […]

Newsbites:Fresh Express Bags Food Contamination Trifecta; As the Sludge Flies in San Francisco, a City PR Guy Takes Flack (or Whatever) for His Bosses; What’s Killing the Lobsters–Mystery Solved?

    Fresh Express Bags Food Safety Trifecta In the past three months, Fresh Express, a unit of Chiquita Brands International, managed to claim food contamination’s Triple Crown. Sustainable Food News reports that earlier this month, the company, known for its bagged “ready-to-eat” salad greens, recalled nearly 3,000 cases of its Veggie Lover’s Salad mix […]

A Tale of Two Dairy Farms (One of Which Milks 30,000 Cows)

I have visited two dairy farms in the last couple of weeks. One belongs to Henry, my neighbor here in Vermont. I stopped by his place to pick up a dozen bales of mulch hay to spread on my garden, and he invited me into the barn to meet Ernie, a three-week-old bull calf he […]

Newsbites: Schwarzenegger Vetoes Bill that Would Have Given California Farm Workers Overtime Pay; Herbicide Resistant Superweeds are on Their Way to a Farm Near You–Soon; Open Season at Last in Part of the Gulf; Endangered British Columbia Sockeye Get Certified as Sustainable–How Can That Be?

  Jim Crow is Alive and Well in California SB 1121 was hardly a radical-sounding piece of legislation. Among other things, it would have given California’s 700,000 farm workers the right to take one day off out of every seven. Hourly paid agricultural employees would have received overtime pay after eight hours per day or […]