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Review: The Well

Foodie snobbery and "locavore" sanctimony have become so egregious that the New York Times Magazine recently made a cover story of one writer's description of participating in a two-day backyard feast in the Napa Valley.
The Well dispenses with snobbery, focuses on food
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 12, 2011

Factory food

Since Squanto taught the Pilgrims to plant maize, no food has been more emblematic of the evolution of American eating habits than corn. That's been true from the sepia-tinged golden age of the Midwestern breadbasket to the present day, where those yello
Why the cheap, mass-produced food we eat is killing our environment, our economy — and us
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 26, 2009

Review: Food, Inc.

You are what you eat. And if you're like most Americans, you eat hamburgers made from cows who likely spent their lives crowded in fetid factory farms, ankle-deep in mud and excrement.
As visually flashy as it is viscerally alarming
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 19, 2009
unfarmed list

Food unfarmed

Following in the Peabody Award-winning footsteps of Aaron Wolf's congenial, informative documentary King Corn, Robert Kenner's omnibus agri-doc Food, Inc . offers a bleaker portrait of America's food economy at this year's Food+Farm event series, cente
Pollan and Schlosser, on message, in Food, Inc.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 08, 2009

Greater than fiction

The True/False Film Festival, which just wrapped up its sixth year in Columbia, Missouri, presents an encouraging object lesson in how to establish a destination film festival in an unlikely location.
Mainers find ideas and connections at a Missouri film festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 04, 2009

Take Back Barack

It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
By JEFF INGLIS + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008


Oh, you like Melville?

We cannot stress this enough. As much as no one cares about your laptop or iPhone, everyone sneaks a peek at what their peers and classmates are reading.
Five books to land your first college mate
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 27, 2008

Pick what you eat

In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008

Kernel-industrial complex

Aaron Woolf’s documentary King Corn, which opens the weekend of conversations about local farming and sustainable consumption, is a sound prototype for the new wave of populist eco-docs.
Examining a landscape where crops only feed food
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 23, 2008

Eating, my words

In 2008, I’m going to eat less meat.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 26, 2007

The Price of Sugar

Such an inspiring figure might invoke martyrdom, but Haney’s treatment is unsentimental, allowing the harrowing truth to speak for itself.
Prisoners in cane fields
By PEG ALOI  |  November 07, 2007


King Corn

We spend less money on food than any generation before us, but King Corn asks, at what price?
On a diabetic throne
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 17, 2007

Brave new organic

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma , journalist Michael Pollan writes that “organic” is being transformed “from a reform movement into an industry.”
Eating global
By ISAAC KESTENBAUM  |  January 11, 2007