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Cory Barker

Cory Barker is a summer intern for Earth Eats and senior IU student from Hartford City, Indiana. He is double majoring in journalism and communication and culture with a minor in business.

Recent Posts by Cory Barker

May 16, 2010

Food Revolution 

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Food Revolution: Should There Be A Second Season?

Earth Eats contributor Cory Barker looks back at the first season and asks whether or not Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" should return for a second season

April 29, 2010

Food Revolution 

food revolution kitchen

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Thoughts On The Season Finale

Well here we are, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” is over. Perhaps just for now, perhaps for good. Cory Barker has a recap of episode 6.

April 19, 2010

Food Revolution 

food revolution kitchen

Food Revolution: Battle Over Milk In “The Fattest City In America”

Earth Eats' Cory Barker recaps the fifth episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

April 12, 2010

Food Revolution 

Jamie Oliver stands in front of a wall with 1000 small photos

Food Revolution (Episode 4): Reality TV Rears Its Ugly Head

Sometimes, in spite of all the positive messages presented, the fact that “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” is a reality television series rears its ugly head.

April 4, 2010

Food Revolution 

Jamie Oliver behind a counter covered with bowls of vegetables

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Eyes Opened, Time To Get Angry

Television critic (and former Earth Eats intern), Cory Barker gives an outsider's perspective on Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (so far)

August 29, 2009

Energy Conservation 

Coins stuck in a tree trunk.

Can We Save Money By Saving Energy?

Reports say that the U.S. could save $1.2 trillion by 2020 if we invest $520 billion in energy conservation.

August 29, 2009

Whole Foods 

An aniti-"Whole Foods" sign.

Whole Foods Fans Not Happy After CEO’s Anti-”Obamacare” Remarks

Public outcry after Whole Foods CEO speaks out against "Obamacare."

August 27, 2009

Food Labeling 

cookies with hershey kiss toppings

Disclosure Is Not Really Our Thing…I Guess?

Atlantic Monthly posted a great opinion piece questioning why companies in the United States don't have to disclose GMO ingredients on food packaging.

August 23, 2009

Climate Change 

The earth from the space station.

Will You Need Health Insurance If The Atmosphere Is Destroyed?

Lawmakers worry that the Obama administration's focus on health care reform may be impeding on climate change legislation.

August 18, 2009

Bag Tax 

The Seattle skyline.

In Seattle, The Battle Over Plastic Bag Usage Heats Up

Seattle voters turn down a proposal that would charge 20 cents per plastic bag they use.

August 17, 2009

Green Transportation 

A man riding his bike through a forest trail.

Copenhagen To Build Bicycle Superhighways

The people of Copenhagen have taken bike riding to a whole new extreme.

August 13, 2009

Climate Change 

A smoke stack surrounded by pollution.

Wealthy Nations Agree To Cut CO2 Emissions, US Lags Behind

The United Nations has announced that industrialized nations around the world have agreed to cut CO2 emissions, but the US still lags behind.

August 12, 2009

Wind Energy 

Wind turbines on a hill.

More Wind Power Stories = Good News

Learn about the states that aredoing their part in pursuing green initiatives and technology.

August 11, 2009

Organic Foods 

A pile of organic vegetables.

Organic Food Under Attack From Seemingly All Angles

Organic food has been taking some hits in the press lately, and Earth Eats' Cory Barker hopes the beating comes to end soon.

August 10, 2009

Agriculture 

A farm at sunset

Is Farming Part Of The New American Dream?

Is Farming Part of the New American Dream? Makenna Goodman wrote a guest post for Huffington Post this week, asking that very question.

August 5, 2009

Climate Change 

Smoke stack with an American Flag blowing in the wind.

Can You Handle Paying 23 Cents Per Day for Climate Change?

If the climate bill is passed, reports say that consumers will pay an extra $83 per year. That's 23 cents per day.

August 5, 2009

Green Technology 

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The U.S. Government Cares About Green Technology, Right?

After some bluster early on, the Obama Administration seems to have turned away from green tech a bit. Earth Eats' Cory Barker rounds up recent developments.

August 4, 2009

Food Labeling 

A taco bell hard shell taco.

How Many Calories Are In A Steak Quesadilla From Taco Bell?

Legislation that would force food establishments to put calorie information on their menus is being challenged by some major food corporations.

August 4, 2009

Recycling 

Overflowing recycle bins.

You Better Recycle…Big Brother Is Watching!

In some communities, when the trash crew comes around each week they can pull up which houses are recycling properly - and which are not.

July 28, 2009

Food Safety 

The capitol building from the bottom of a hill.

Food Safety Bill Fails in House, What Now?

After being voted down in the House, what will come of the food safety bill?

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