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A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.
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A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
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Anyway, in my writing I've always been interested in finding places to stand, and I've found it very useful to have a direct experience of what I'm writing about.
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As a science journalist, I don't know exactly where one stands to write the defense of Chapela in a mainstream newspaper after Nature and the scientific establishment have spoken against him.
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At home I serve the kind of food I know the story behind.
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Corn is a greedy crop, as farmers will tell you.
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Corn is an efficient way to get energy calories off the land and soybeans are an efficient way of getting protein off the land, so we've designed a food system that produces a lot of cheap corn and soybeans resulting in a lot of cheap fast food.
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Every major food company now has an organic division. There's more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
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Fairness forces you - even when you're writing a piece highly critical of, say, genetically modified food, as I have done - to make sure you represent the other side as extensively and as accurately as you possibly can.
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For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.
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High-quality food is better for your health.
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I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist.
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I mean, we're really making a quantum change in our relationship to the plant world with genetic modification.
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I think perfect objectivity is an unrealistic goal; fairness, however, is not.
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I'm writing a book about the three principal food chains: the industrial, the organic, and the hunter-gatherer.
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In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn.
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In corn, I think I've found the key to the American food chain. If you look at a fast-food meal, a McDonald's meal, virtually all the carbon in it - and what we eat is mostly carbon - comes from corn.
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In general, science journalism concerns itself with what has been published in a handful of peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Cell, The New England Journal of Medicine - which set the agenda.
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It turns out Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman, was a real historical figure who played a very important role in the frontier in the Northwest territory.
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My work has also motivated me to put a lot of time into seeking out good food and to spend more money on it.
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My writing is remarkably non-confessional; you actually learn very little about me.
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Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat.
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People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
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Perhaps more than any other, the food industry is very sensitive to consumer demand.
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Plus, I love comic writing. Nothing satisfies me more than finding a funny way to phrase something.
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Really, what Johnny Appleseed was doing and the reason he was welcome in every cabin in Ohio and Indiana was he was bringing the gift of alcohol to the frontier. He was our American Dionysus.
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Science journalism is more dependent on official sanction than any other kind. This has to do with the question of authority.
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The big journals and Nobel laureates are the equivalent of Congressional leaders in science journalism.
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The Congressional leaders set the agenda for journalism; it's not the other way around.
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The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
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The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
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The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics.
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The things journalists should pay attention to are the issues the political leadership agrees on, rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
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The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society.
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There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.
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This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.
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When the choice comes down to industrial organic or local, I opt for the local, because it supports much more than good agricultural practice.
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When Wal-Mart and McDonald's start selling organic food, it will drive down the price to farmers and risk growing a new monoculture.
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When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest - the added sugars and fats in processed foods.
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Without the potato, the balance of European power might never have tilted north.
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Yes, I very much like to have a personal stake in what I'm writing about.
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You cannot eat apples planted from seeds. They must be grafted, cloned.
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