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Lettuce Look at Food Prices

I was resting at home when Marshbaum called to ask if I wanted to go with him to look at the lettuce. “The supermarket’s got lettuce for less than two bucks a head,” he said enthusiastically. “What’s so unusual about that?” “Because it’s going to be extinct in a few weeks.” “You’re buying up lettuce

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Fracking America’s Food Supply

Fracking—the process the oil and gas industry uses to extract fossil fuel as much as two miles below the ground—may directly impact the nation’s water supply, reduce water-based recreational and sports activity, and lead to an increase in the cost of food. The cocktail soup required for each well requires about two million pounds of

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JL Schatz: A War on Freedom and Food

Warscapes graciously gave us permission to repost this piece by JL Schatz. There’s a war going on. It’s a war against consumer knowledge, against immigrants, a war against the impoverished and a war against animals. This war is being waged through Ag Gag laws that silence information about how food is produced in the United States. These

Shrimp Etouffe and rice

Shrimp Etouffee

Cutting the shrimp in half lengthwise gives the shrimp a beautiful corkscrew shape when cooked in this wonderful version of the hearty New Orleans classic.