Marketing Food to Children
    March 10, 2014
    The Video That Coca-Cola And McDonald’s Hope You Never See and You Should Watch NOW!

    Can you guess how much money the food industry spends marketing to kids? It's a shocking amount, but here's the thing -- it's not enough to just turn off the television. Now kids are marketed to on ev…

    Three Strikes You're Out: The Attack on Organic Food and Why It's Wrong
    December 9, 2011
    Three Strikes You’re Out: The Attack on Organic Food and Why It’s Wrong

    News flash: the chairman of the board of one of the largest food companies in the world—whose tripling in profits from 2009 to nearly $43 billion in 2010 was generating from selling mainly processed…

    Give Ronald a Rest
    May 28, 2010
    Give Ronald a Rest

    What do Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald have in common? They’re among the most widely recognized children’s figures in the world.  The globe-trotting Ronald launched his career in the early 1960s…

    You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream… for Organic
    May 27, 2010
    You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream… for Organic

    “What produce is organic?” I ask at my corner market near my apartment. The women working the cash registers look at me blankly and say, virtually in unison, “None.” (And here I was thinking t…

    Babies, Bananas, and the Importance of Going Organic
    May 26, 2010
    Babies, Bananas, and the Importance of Going Organic

    My 10-month old daughter is a banana fanatic. When I get home from the store with a new bunch, I try to discreetly put the yellow bundle in the fruit basket. She always catches me, perks up from whate…

    The Problem with Palm Oil
    May 24, 2010
    The Problem with Palm Oil

    Pick up a box of Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Pringles, or Philadelphia cream cheese, and global warming is probably pretty far from your mind. But these treats—along with a plethora of other popular …

    The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It
    May 24, 2010
    The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It

    Unseasonably hot days feel different lately. They don’t just make me feel warm; they make me worried, too. I get to thinking about whether the sweltering is a bellwether of our future. Climate scien…