Who is Naked’s Daddy?

Confession: I sometimes drink Naked because those labels make inspiring claims about the number of berries or papayas or leaves of spinach that were crushed to make the liquid in each bottle. And because the liquid tastes pretty good and it fills empty stomach space more effectively than orange juice. And because the price makes…

Twice as Much Food

Three take-aways from the Intelligence Squared debate on GMOs: 1. Thirty-six years from now, we’re going to need twice as much food as we produce today, Robert Fraley said, repeatedly. That sobering projection comes from an article by Jonathan Foley called “A Five-Step Plan to Feed the World,” which is part of a recent National…

A Civil Discussion about GMOs?

“Nature has many unknowns,” said the well-combed man in the black glasses and the avocado/boysenberry tie, “but one certainty is that tomatoes and fish do not have sex with each other.” He paused to let me digest that statement. Then he said, “They never have.” If that doesn’t make you swallow your caramel corn and…

What to Feed the World?

American industrial agriculture may be standing in the way of international cooperation. “In the United States, they put anything in their mouths,” Jean Cabaret, an organic farmer who lives in the region of France known as Brittany, recently told a reporter for The Washington Post. “No, this must be stopped.” ‘This’ is the Transatlantic Trade and…