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Chicken Shortage

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On May 1, 2021
I find is absolutely astounding that for the utterly insane number of chickens this country raises for meat, to the point that the conditions for them are an utter atrocity, we now eat so much chicken that we are facing shortages. The popularity of chicken — from sandwiches and tenders to nuggets and wings — […]
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Eat Your Greens

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On March 26, 2021
Not everything around here has to be a super bummer. So how about a story about the resurrection of nearly lost variations of collards? Regardless of when or how they arrived stateside, collard greens flourished in Southern gardens. 20 main varieties, from the Yellow Cabbage collard to the Old Timey Green, established themselves as garden […]

On Food Activism

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On February 25, 2021

I’ve long been interested in food activism, more in theory than in personal interest in participation. What motivates my interest here is the connections between food activism and the larger atm

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This is the grave of Fannie Farmer. Born in 1857 in Boston, Farmer grew up in a middle-class family that valued education. Despite having four daughters, meaning at that time it would have been easy to dismiss education as a priority, Farmer’s parents were determined their daughters be as well educated as possible. But young […]

2020 Open Thread

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On December 31, 2020

I hardly need to state the hell of this horrible year. We beat Trump, but only barely and with hardly any repudiation of his fascism, which only keeps rising. We nearly lost the House and while there&

Eat Your Greens

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On October 15, 2020

Fascinating discussion on the rise and fall of various greens. It is quite possible 2020 will be remembered as a turning point in American history, a moment after which the country became irretrieva

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