Weekend reads: Farmed salmon’s not hip
Crowded feedlots filled with feces? Overuse of antibiotics and pesticides? Greedy corporate disregard for regulations? No, we're not talking about the US ag industry. Salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile (and the US) employ these spurious means to feed America's appetite. The Hipsters dive into the murky waters with both eyes open. Also, Dori contemplates chicken ownership while Val coins a new More Hip slogan!
The Department of Agriculture said on Friday that it would begin enforcing rules requiring the spot testing of organically grown foods for traces of pesticides, after an auditor exposed major gaps in federal oversight of the organic food industry.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver comes stateside with a camera crew in tow to teach Americans how to eat right. But will we listen? At least in the first episode of his ABC series, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” which premieres on Friday, the people of Huntington, W. Va., don’t necessarily want his advice.
Eating less meat will not reduce global warming, and claims that it will distract from efforts to find real solutions to climate change, a leading air quality expert said earlier this week.
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