Opinion

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10 favorite food websites in 2012

All things relating to the food we eat: where is comes from, who does the work, what are the issues and what we can do to be informed and take action.

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How to stop corporate criminality

If you want any more evidence that U.S. corporate executives and financial finaglers are nothing more than crooks in costly suits, all you needed to was right on the front page of The New York Times.

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Company admits fracking caused quakes

In the race to obtain gas, many companies have taken to tampering with large underground deposits, using a process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to retrieve it.

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Triangle fire: then and now

While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.

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Another chicken and egg story

Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?

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Factory farms produce more than eggs

In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.

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Americans are dying to eat

Despite evidence that they may cause cancer, food manufacturers continue to pour about 15 million pounds of eight synthetic dyes into the American food supply every year.

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The background behind Toyota recall

The underlying cause, says a Japanese labor researcher, is the company's stress on "low cost" in pursuit of high profits, at the expense of its workers and consumer safety.

16 workers killed per day, thoughts on Ft. Hood, ‘Precious’ and other letters to the editor

It is time to change the feeble and antiquated rules that fail to protect workers on the job. Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers.

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