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Sarah Gordon

Sarah Gordon has been interested in food ethics since she was 15, learned about industrial slaughter, and launched into 10 years of vegetarianism. These days, she strives to be a conscientious omnivore. Now a PhD candidate in folklore, her research has caused her to spend a lot of time in the remote Canadian sub-arctic, where the lake trout (sustainably harvested) tastes amazing.

Recent Posts by Sarah Gordon

May 17, 2013

Strike Three! And Four! And Five! 

Neon McDonald's sign

Fast Food Strikes Spread To More Major US Cities

Milwaukee, St. Louis and Detroit have joined the list of cities where fast food workers have struck for $15/hour wages and the right to unionize.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 9, 2013

Too Much Of A Good Thing 

Tire tracks through an empty, muddy field.

Wet Spring Delays Planting Season

During last year's drought, farmers begged for rain. This spring, they wish it would stop.

May 3, 2013

EBT Accepted Here 

Stacks of wooden nickels, worth a dollar each.

USDA: New Grants To Help Farmers Markets Take SNAP Payments

The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.

April 26, 2013

Strike Again! 

A woman with a megaphone leads strike calls in front of a Chicago McDonaldâs.

Fast Food Strike: Chicago

Twenty days after New York fast food employees struck for higher wages, a group of Chicago workers have taken the torch.

April 20, 2013

No Pictures, Please! 

Photographers lens, up close for a close-up.

Ag-Gag Bills: California Withdraws, Tennessee Votes

Both measures required animal cruelty to be reported within 48 hours.

April 18, 2013

Strike! 

Stikers rally behind a sign that reads

The Human Cost Of Cheap Food

New York City's fast food workers' strike is the latest attempt by food workers to make consumers recognize the complex costs of eating on the cheap.

April 8, 2013

Neonics 

Macro shot of a bee gathering nectar from a yellow flower

EPA Sued Over Pesticides, Bee Deaths

As evidence mounts for the link between neonicontinoid use and bee deaths, a group of concerned Americans is bring suit against the EPA.

March 21, 2013

sequester relief 

Strips of bacon cooling on a wire rack.

Senate Passes Bill To Avert Meat Inspector Furloughs

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to avert the furlough of USDA meat inspectors and the sporadic closure of meat processing plants. Now it's up to the House.

March 19, 2013

superbugs 

Microscopic image of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis.

Antibiotic Resistance A “Catastrophic” Global Health Threat

The CDC, the University of Minnesota and the UK's Chief Medical Officer have all issued warnings about drug-resistant bacteria this March.

March 8, 2013

Sequester who? Sequester you! 

A hundred-dollar bill cut into many pieces

Sequester Affects All Levels Of Food Supply

Over time, the sequester will lead to meat shortages, fewer FDA inspections of food processors, cuts to food banks and reductions in farmer credit.

March 1, 2013

Money Where Your Mouth Is 

A pile of 50 kg bags of soy-fortified bulgur being prepared for distribution.

Cash Vs. Food? The Foreign Aid Question

Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.

February 22, 2013

Seeds Of Justice? 

Brass judge's gavel.

In Bowman V. Monsanto, Bad Prospects For Bowman

Indiana Farmer Vernon Bowman faced a cold reception in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

February 15, 2013

Behind Closed Doors 

no cameras allowed

Indiana Ag-Gag Bill Takes Aim At Activists’ Cameras

Proposed legislation in the state legislature seeks to prohibit activists from secretly filming inside beef, pork, poultry and egg farms.

February 8, 2013

Hydrate, Don't Brominate 

Empty gatorade cup dropped on the track, lying on its side.

Teen Gets Gatorade To Change Recipe

In response to a Mississippi teenager's demands, the beverage company has announced it will no longer use a controversial chemical in its sports drinks.

February 1, 2013

Is It In The Water? 

Magnified text that reads

Monsanto Settles Agent Orange Lawsuit For $93 Million

The residents of Nitro, West Virginia, will receive $84 million for medical monitoring, $9 million for the cleanup of 4,500 homes, and legal fees.

January 25, 2013

Money Doesn't Grow On Cows 

Foil top of a milk bottle, reading

Dairy Farmers, Co-op Settle Out Of Court

Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a $158 million settlement to avoid going to trial, but farmers and critics aren't satisfied.

January 21, 2013

Growing Organics 

Patchwork of colorful farmland, viewed from the sky.

Organic Farmland Expanding Worldwide

The global area farmed organically has expanded by 300 percent since 1999, but the United States lags behind the curve.

January 11, 2013

Food Rules 

Safety stencilled on the road.

FDA Issues Two New Food Safety Rules

The pair of proposed guidelines stresses the importance of preventing food-borne illness in the first place.

January 9, 2013

#Underwhelmed 

BPA in milk jugs

Farm Bill Solution Satisfies Nobody

While Congress did manage to pass a nine-month farm bill extension, no one is particularly happy with it.

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