Good Grazing

Last night I watched a Web video of a talk New York Times food writer Mark Bittman gave at a TED conference last December called “What’s Wrong With What We Eat.” Bittman, a wry and clear writer is,… Read More

Rosy City

I’ve been spending a few days in Portland, Oregon, also known as the City of Roses. The roses aren’t in bloom yet, but the lilacs are. Large bushes or trees of them seem to be everywhere here, in… Read More

World, Warming, in a Coffee Mug

A few months ago I got a global warming mug as a gift. It’s high-concept. When you pour in a hot beverage, a world map stuck on the mug changes. Coastal regions disappear (so long, Bangladesh and south… Read More

Old King Corn

Documentary film King Corn tells the story of two college friends who, in a post-graduate quest narrative, set out to understand America’s food system, particularly the centrality to it of corn. They lease an acre of land in… Read More