Author Archives: Laetitia Mailhes

In Defense Of Cooking

Michael Pollan needs no introduction. Since The Omnivore’s Dilemma (The Penguin Press, 2006) established him as a prominent food-system American luminary, the New-York-Times-journalist-turned-best-selling-author has been speaking at sold-out events around the country—and abroad. These days, his fans can rejoice in … Continue reading

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Prop. 37 on GMO-Labeling: The Referendum, The Propaganda, Its Backers & Their Lies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or outside of the USA, you can’t ignore by now that the hottest campaign leading up to the November ballot is actually taking place in California. Yep, forget about the swing states. It’s … Continue reading

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Anti-Organics: The Propaganda Is On

You’ve all heard it by now: organic foods, including meat (read “antibiotic- and hormone-free”), offer no substantial health benefits over conventional foods. These dubious findings were served to us first by the New York Times, with the compliments of a research … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Draft Spells Out Business As Usual — Or Worse

Few legislative texts are as essential as the Farm Bill. Reshaped every five years, this piece of legislation plays a major role in defining the American food system. It frames the priorities of the US agricultural policy (say, increase commodity … Continue reading

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Eat Every Day Like It’s Earth Day

Earth Day is a great opportunity to remember and reflect, if only for a moment, on the symbiotic relationship between our planet and its inhabitants. Now, what if we could be present to it every day, and taste daily the … Continue reading

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Industrial Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

You’ve heard it many time: “Organic farming is a nice luxury, not a solution to world hunger.” Despite the many rebuttals offered time and time again, this conversation is not going anywhere. Scaremongers are not letting go, and for good … Continue reading

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