Stories by Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan is a freelance writer and former senior editor at AlterNet. She is the editor of two books on the global water crisis, including Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource. Follow her on Twitter @TaraLohan. subscribe to Tara Lohan's feed

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Michael Pollan and friends reveal the food industry's darkest secrets in 'Food Inc.' and Japan's ongoing dolphin slaughter is exposed in 'The Cove.'

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Chipotle has a great record when it comes to buying more sustainable ingredients, but it has done one thing that has human rights activists howling.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Most dairy enthusiasts would be horrified to know the conditions cows endure and how closely dairies are tied to veal operations and the rest of the meat industry.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This may be what they mean by the end of journalism.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The AP is reporting about a new study that concludes that sitting, yep, just sitting, is deadly. WTF?

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This may be why the term "ghettotainment" was coined.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Raj Patel battles Stephen Colbert.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We all know all the right-wing family values stuff is bullshit, so this just helps put the icing on the cake.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

This is a cultural shift involving people at all levels of the community, from tiny rural towns in red states to major metropolitan areas.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

So what's this really about? Messed up cultural norms.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We still have an EPA, right?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Fast food joints aren't the only ones serving up heart attacks with a side of obesity.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Act now and please pass this on.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Researchers advocate swapping household pets like cats and dogs for edible 'pets' like chickens or rabbits.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the USDA, at school our kids are eating the equivalent of pet food.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Even when you are expecting this, it still sucks.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We face losing everything from 50,000 species a year to the world's best wines. How to put it all in perspective?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes though, we have to laugh at ourselves a little. And this seems to be one of those moments.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It seemed a little pathetic when they started serving lattes, but this is really just too much.