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Kerry Trueman is the co-founder of EatingLiberally.org. You can follow her on Twitter.
The Terrifying Truth About America's Obesity Epidemic
Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet
"Weight of the Nation," a new four-part HBO series paints a grim picture of our health prospects -- and our children's.
What Are We Really Eating? Reporter Goes Undercover to Reveal the Real Story of Our Broken Food System
Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Tracie McMillan talks about her new book and how she went undercover as a farmhand and worker at Walmart and Applebee's.
Why Danes Are So Much Happier Than Americans
Posted on: Oct 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Danish happiness has been attributed to their legendary income equality -- but there's more to it than that.
What's It Going to Take for Americans to Stop Eating Chemical-Laden Industrial Food?
Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The simple act of sitting down together to eat real food on a regular basis can jumpstart the kind of lively discussions that get people engaged on the issues of the day.
'No Cookies No Contract': HBO Documentary Puts a Poignant Face on the Massacre of US Manufacturing Jobs
Posted on: Jul 6, 2011, Source: Huffington Post
The documentary tells the story of a beloved Bronx bakery, founded by Italian immigrants in 1932, that now lies shuttered, like so many factories all over America.
Do We Eat Better Than We Did 100 Years Ago?
Posted on: Jun 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet
A new exhibit at the National Archives looks at the effects of the government's involvement in our food over the last century.
Want to Save the Economy? Change What You Eat
Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Forget about unbalanced budgets. It's unbalanced diets we really need to worry about. The soundest economy won't save a nation of ballooning bellies and mushy muscles.
Plastic May Be Horrible For the Environment, But Could We Survive Without It?
Posted on: May 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet
You may despise this diabolically durable man-made material, as many of us do. But could you really live without it?
New Book Takes the Scary Out of Gardening: Turns Out Growing Your Own Food Is Really Easy
Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Gardening newbies, seasoned seedsters and those in between will all find much to enjoy in this eloquent, witty and empowering guide from Michele Owens.
Why an Anti-Locavore Rant in the New York Times Is Just Plain Wrong
Posted on: Aug 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Stephen Budiansky, self-proclaimed "liberal curmudgeon," needs to be taken out to the foodshed and pummeled with his own lousy logic.
How Can You Have a Tea Party If You Won't Share the Pie?
Posted on: Apr 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet
"You know what's really dragging our country down? The Tea Party's selfish, misanthropic mindset."
Homegrown Heroes: What Jamie Oliver Needs for His "Food Revolution" to Succeed
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet
As Oliver attempts to bring his "food revolution" to a dietarily disastrous town in West Virginia, he garners more sneers than cheers. But here's why he may succeed.
Moby on Why He Went Vegan and What He Thinks of 'Conscientious Carnivores'
Posted on: Mar 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet
The author of 'Gristle' discusses his biggest food influences, why we should stop subsidizing support factory farms and agribusiness, and why he's optimistic about the future.
Why Do We Treat Our Seas, Lakes and Rivers Like Sewers?
Posted on: Mar 11, 2010, Source: Green Fork Blog
Nobody wants to wallow in somebody else's waste -- or our own, for that matter. So why do we continue to use our valuable freshwater resources as a dumping ground?
Budweiser: The Beer of Climate Change Deniers?
Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Will Budweiser become the brew of choice for the "Drill, Baby, Drill" crowd?
Glenn Beck's Bizarre Outburst Against Meatless Mondays and Vegetarians
Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Cheap gas and cheap chuck remain American birthrights to loopy libertarians like Beck.
Back Off 'No Impact Man': One Family's Yearlong Adventure Without Modern Conveniences Is Drawing Misguided Criticism
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet
With the release of their movie, the family has gotten a lot of press -- some of it negative. Here's why the critics are wrong.
Inflammatory New Book Attacking Local Food Movement Has One Grain of Truth Buried Under Heaps of Manure
Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
"Just Food" is framed as the lament of a lapsed locavore who has been driven into the arms of Agribiz by food-mile militants who, according to him, number in the millions.
Can the Enviro Movement Be Saved? That's the Hope of the New Film 'Earth Days'
Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet
It depicts the birth of a movement that started with so much promise but ran aground on the shoals of shallow self interest and callous greed.
Peak-Oil Prophet James Howard Kunstler on Food, Fuel and Why He Became an Almost Vegan
Posted on: May 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Kunstler dishes on the collapse of our institutions, why "recovery" may never come and how to survive the fall of farming as we know it.
The Obamas Kick Off a Victory Garden Movement -- Who Will Join Them?
Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
Now that there's a White House veggie garden, what's next? Schoolyards, retirement homes, vacant urban lots, governors' mansions ...
Here's How to Eat Sustainably on Your Way to the Inauguration
Posted on: Jan 17, 2009, Source: Huffington Post
Get your calories from local, sustainably produced, predominantly plant-based foods instead of the fossil-fueled-fare from your standard diner.
Maybe Tom Vilsack Isn't the Agricultural Antichrist After All
Posted on: Dec 21, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Weighing the pros and cons of Obama's selection of GMO-lovin', bio-fuelish, feedlot-friendly Tom Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture.
The Meltdown We Really Can't Afford
Posted on: Oct 9, 2008, Source: AlterNet
We are in danger of passing an extremely dangerous tipping point, with the frightening discovery of massive deposits of sub-sea methane in the Arctic.
Welcome to the Food Revolution
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The Slow Food Nation gathering promises to be a Woodstock for food lovers and enviros concerned with our food system.
Dead Zone Diet: Why Fertilizers Are Taking Fish off the Menu
Posted on: Aug 18, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Fertilizer runoff from industrial agriculture and fossil-fuel use are causing catastrophic "dead zones" in our oceans.
What Does the NY Times Have Against Local Food and Green Living?
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008, Source: Eating Liberally
A handful of Times writers seem to be intent on undoing all the strides Americans are making to live greener.
The Return of the Victory Garden
Posted on: Aug 6, 2008, Source: Open Left
A seedy campaign in the name of good taste.
Meet Justin Krebs: Take-Action Hero and Not-So-Secret Agent of Change
Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: TakePart
Heâ€™s faster than a speeding blog post! More powerful than a local motormouth! Able to leap tall blowhards in a single soundbite!
McDonald's Goes Feng Shui, But Fast Food Is Still Gross
Posted on: Feb 26, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
While its dÃ©cor has been overhauled to inspire good health, McDonald's menu is still larded with the same old artery-clogging animal products.
Who Needs Meat When You've Got Bugs?
Posted on: Feb 13, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
We may find the idea of insects as livestock disgusting, but could a bug farm possibly be any more foul than our fetid feedlots?
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