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January 27, 2021
We Already Paid for These Vaccines Once
So why do we talk about Pfizer or Moderna, when these should be the people’s vaccines?
November 4, 2019
Where I Live You Can Break Your Neck Trying to Get Cell Service
And other tales from the Internet wilderness.
January 29, 2019
How Pop Culture Primed Us for ‘Alternative Facts’
When movies, TV shows, and video games deride science, facts, and reason, the harm to our political culture can be profound.
August 16, 2018
Trump Quietly OK’s Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges
By rescinding an Obama-era regulation, the administration is giving a green light to agribusiness on protected lands.
November 2, 2017
Letters From the November 20-27, 2017, Issue
The farm bill of the future…Toxic present, toxic past…Nuclear insanity…Backyard sustainability…
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October 13, 2017
What Is Silicon Valley Doing to Your Dinner?
An illustrated guide to the future of food.
October 11, 2017
The Future of Food
How do we build a just, sustainable food system?
John W. Boyd Jr.
October 11, 2017
The Grain That Tastes Like Wheat, but Grows Like a Prairie Grass
For 12,000 years, human agriculture has cultivated grains that are replanted every year, at enormous environmental cost. Kernza represents a new way forward.
September 11, 2017
The Pentagon’s Next Frontier for War Might be Space
And that should scare us.
August 29, 2017
We’re Failing Our Test Run for the Age of CRISPR
We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity will become a code for poverty.
David M. Perry