Commentary: Going down?
If we’re talking about CO2 emissions from fossil fuel consumption, then yes: The good news is that they’ve declined—significantly—in the last six years. Why? Well, that’s a little less clear. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Clueless in college
A field trip to an undergraduate class on sustainable food production ends up in a horror show of misinformation and ignorance—from students who are supposed to be the educated elite. FULL STORY »
Commentary: GMO mojo
In two weeks, Washington will become the first state to require mandatory GMO labeling. That alone won’t dramatically affect the food industry, but the ripple effect will just be getting started. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Seal of approval
Remember the controversy that arose over seal hunting in Canada years ago? Well, it’s back—only this time seals aren’t appearing on someone’s shoulders, they’re at the top of the menu. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Gates hates meat
Well, not really. But the multi-billionaire-turned-philanthropist sounds more like an investor than a social reformer when he starts touting the companies that are creating non-meat alternatives. FULL STORY »
Commentary: It’s chicken—sort of . . .
A news report out this week claims that researchers who analyzed chicken nuggets found they only contain 40 percent to 50 percent “meat.” The rest was well . . . other stuff. But is it really so shocking? FULL STORY »
Commentary: Oktoberfest? Vegan??
The famous German festival of beer and brats is reaching out to a younger audience. That’s not news. It’s how they’re connecting with a new generation: Vegan substitutes for traditional foods. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Scary Movie
Casual-theme restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill launches a stunning animated short to promote ‘Scarecrow,’ its new video game—but are critics of its messaging missing the point? FULL STORY »
Commentary: Big joints, hot coals
That’s Brit-speak for a meat entrée that was the star of the recent Meatopia Festival in Jolly Olde England: A Tomahawk Steak prepared by ‘dirty grilling’ and served with plenty of libations. FULL STORY »
Commentary: As clear(cut) as daylight
A new campaign to denounce logging practices in the Northwest is strikingly similar to the tactics activists use to condemn animal agriculture. There’s a valuable lesson for industry here. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Horse of another color
Sifting through the articles published in newspapers and on websites by Native Americans lends an intriguing—and powerful—new perspective to the bitter debates over horse slaughter. FULL STORY »