Author Archives: Laetitia Mailhes

No Nourishment To Be Found In Suffering

The Humane Society’s graphic footage of animal abuse at two industrial pig farms is making wave, and rightly so. The arrogance of the farms’ owners is unfettered, as they claim they’re not doing anything wrong, and are adhering to strict animal welfare … Continue reading

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Public Debate Shifting On Farms Subsidies

The budget crisis has emerged as the ideal context for a critical public debate about farm [perverse] subsidies. Here’s an enlightening article about the Farm Bill that makes the case against supporting Big Ag—in the mainstream media, no less! Farmers Making … Continue reading

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European Victory Against GMO

BASF quit. The German chemicals and biotech giant, who had been fighting hard for 13 years to get approval for Amflora, its genetically modified starched-up potato for industrial use, is giving up on the European market for GMO (genetically modified organisms). … Continue reading

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Here’s To A Happy, Healthy New Year!

The dawn of a New Year is the time that many of us choose to make good resolutions. Starting with our health. Now, how about if, on top (or instead) of goals set in numbers of daily calories consumed, weekly … Continue reading

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Horse Slaughter Expected Back In America

About 9 million horses currently live in America. As early as a month from now, dozens of thousands of them may start joining the ranks of cattle processed in U.S. slaughterhouses, and be sold as meat for human consumption. Suffice … Continue reading

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Global Trade Conundrum: The Case of Quinoa

If I were sent to a desert island with one type of food only to sustain me, I would choose quinoa. Like many people since quinoa began gaining visibility, I became a convert with my first spoonful. I love the … Continue reading

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