Articles from December 2010



Favorite Food Books of 2010

Bonnie Azab Powell and Tom Philpott over at the environmental website Grist asked a number of big-name (and not-so-big name, ahem) food writers  to name their favorite food books of the year. It’s a great must-read list. I’m going to have to place an order to fill in a few holes in my own roster of [...]

Horrific Video of Gestation Crates at Smithfield Piglet Facility

From the Humane Society of the United States’ press release: The Humane Society of the United States has released findings from an undercover investigation that documented the inhumane treatment of female breeding pigs and piglets at a Virginia factory farm owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. The investigation is [...]

A Tale of Two Dairies–How to End the Crisis on Our Farms

                             Stars pierced the clear, cold predawn sky last January 19 when Dean Pierson, a 59-year-old dairy farmer from the hamlet of Copake, N. Y., headed out of the house to milk the 51 cows on Hi-Low Farm, as he did every [...]