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End Ag-Gag Laws

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On January 13, 2019
One of the worst things about modern America are ag-gag laws, passed in many states over the past decade to keep undercover animal rights reporters from finding out and publicizing the abuse to animals that take place in factory feeding operations. I talked about these a good bit in Out of Sight. If it becomes […]

On Tortillas

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On December 22, 2018

Thanks to globalization, the tortilla is in decline. From the city to the countryside, the Mexican tortilla is in crisis. Consumption has dropped nearly 45 percent in the last 35 years, according to t

This I Believe

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On November 21, 2018

It’s time for the annual truth-telling session of Thanksgiving food: It is largely bad. 1) Turkey is an atrocity. I love how every November we see a zillion articles that read “If you do t

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Bagelghazi

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On September 13, 2018
Despite my strong opinions about condiments, I am not really a food fundamentalist, at least in terms of what is or is not appropriate about what belongs on a food, with the rare notable exceptions such as that people who put ketchup on hot dogs should lose the suffrage. I personally think that neither Chicago […]

Summer Food Thread

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On July 14, 2018

To quote June Carter, it’s hotter than a pepper sprout out there, at least in much of the country. And yet, I still need to eat. Other than eating a huge chunk of Limberger to make everyone with

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Real Americans Eat French’s

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On April 23, 2018
The Trump-Macron state dinner sounds awful; mostly because of Trump but Macron sucks too (boy, with more political parties this nation could have a choice like France–an awful neoliberal or a fascist! What a great goal for multi-party electoral activists to spend a lifetime to achieve!). Of course, I am not in electoral politics so […]
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