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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

December 31, 2012

Eleventh-Hour Deal? 

A gallon-sized milk jug full of coins.

Committee Leaders Agree To One-Year Farm Bill Extension

The Agriculture Committees of both chambers have agreed to a one-year farm bill extension, but House leadership is reluctant to bring it to floor.

December 31, 2012

Fish Food 

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Maria Finn: The Whole Fish

Feel wasteful when you throw away the heads, skins and bones after a tasty trout dinner? Maria Finn has strategies for using every part of the fish.

December 28, 2012

Who Could Forget? 

The second hand on an analog clock approaches the 12.

2012: The Year In Food News

From droughts to hurricanes, 2012 has been rocky one for farmers and foodies alike. Here's our annual roundup of the year's major food news stories.

December 20, 2012

Syrup Caper 

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Thank Your Lucky Pancakes, Maple Syrup Thieves Arrested

Three people have been arrested for allegedly stealing $18 million in maple syrup from a Quebec warehouse.

December 20, 2012

Doomsday Dining 

This monster burger has twelve patties with a slice of cheese between each and a dozen slices of bacon on top.

End-Of-The-Earth Eats

What do you want to eat before the world ends on Friday?

December 14, 2012

Got Milk? 

A brown cow with both ears tagged sniffs curiously at the camera lens.

Sales Slump And Lack Of Farm Bill Threaten Dairy Industry

A downward trend in milk consumption and the specter of a lapsed farm bill have the dairy industry worried.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

December 4, 2012

My Chemical Romance 

Water streaming through a kitchen faucet with standard kitchenware in the background.

Got Allergies? It May Be In The Water

New study finds a correlation between commonly-ingested chemicals and allergies.

November 29, 2012

Spilling Milk 

Cows in a field by a roadside.  There is a sign that reads (in French): Demain, cette ferme sera fermée. Il n'y aura plus de merde dans mes prairies mais elle se retrouvera dans vos plats.

European Dairy Farmers Protest With Tractors, Milk Hoses

Thousands of farmers from throughout Europe came to Belgium with their tractors to protest price controls on milk.

November 26, 2012

Bureaucratic Back-Up 

A large concrete question mark lying on a grass and gravel ground.

The Farm Bill: Where Aren’t We Now?

With the election, Sandy and the fiscal cliff getting so much attention, it's easy to forget about the farm bill.

November 19, 2012

Breeding Better Bacon 

A pig, just woken from a nap in the sun, smiles at the camera from atop a bed of twigs and dirt.

New Report Unveils Domestic Pig Genome

Scientists from over forty countries collaborated on a project to decode the genome of a common domestic pig breed.

November 8, 2012

GMOverturned 

A group of supporters holding

Proposition 37 Defeated In California

On Tuesday, California voted down a referendum that would have required labels for genetically-modified foods.

November 2, 2012

Stormy Weather 

Under a grey sky, a road is covered with debris from the storm.

Hurricane Sandy Hurts Small Farms, Halts Food Distribution

A year after Hurricane Irene devastated northeastern food distribution networks, Hurricane Sandy redoubled the damage.

October 30, 2012

A Wake Of Destruction 

A NASA image showing rainfall caused by Hurricane Sandy throughout the Caribbean. It indicates the path of the hurricane across Jamaica and Cuba.

Hurricane Sandy Devastates Caribbean Farmland, Farmers

Days before making landfall on the east coast of the United States, Hurricane Sandy devastated crops, infrastructure and lives throughout the Caribbean.

October 12, 2012

Fall Foods 

A field of orange pumpkins over dry ground.

In A Dark Year For Agriculture, Pumpkins (Mostly) Glow

While most crops suffered under the intense heat of this summer’s drought, some farms throughout the Midwest and the South have reported booming pumpkin crops.

October 8, 2012

Food With Integrity 

A protest sign rests against the tree. The sign is red and shaped like a tomato, and it reads

Chipotle Commits to Fair, Fresh Tomatoes

Chipotle has ended a six-year feud with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by agreeing to buy tomatoes from Florida farms that pay fair wages to employees.

October 2, 2012

Free Lunch? 

A man with his pants pocket turned inside out, signifying that he's got no money.

Panera’s Pay-What-You-Can Project

The baked-goods giant is quietly unveiling donation-based shops to draw attention to food insecurity. The trick is staying solvent.

September 6, 2012

organic shmorganic 

Drawing of a bag with the word

No Link Between Organics And Human Health, Study Says

A new research meta-analysis shows no health benefits to eating organic. Critics say it misses the point.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

August 22, 2012

Oh My GMO 

Hand-drawn images of DNA double-helices.

California Activists Hope To Pass GMO Labeling Law

Proponents of the bill say that if customers are made aware of the genetically modified contents of their foods, they will gravitate toward non-GMO options.

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