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Target, Wegman’s top Greenpeace’s report card for seafood sales

If we're going to have anything approaching a sustainable seafood system, we need to combine personal adherence to seafood lists with moves up the supply chain to the big buyers, the wholesalers, and supermarkets that sell the bulk of the seafood. Whereas wholesalers primarily work in the background, their...

The youth these days

A highlight of my summer was the occasional e-mail I received from a friend in New Hampshire who has returned to our small town to start her own farm. Her parents, my family's closest friends, are organic farmers, so it's not exactly a new science for her. But it was a long, long struggle to buy land;...

Ode to podcasts: Down on the farm at 38,000 feet

I have an embarrassing confession: I am terrified of flying. I've tried everything I can think of to get over it (deep breathing, Dramamine, and even, yes, a self-help book called "Fly Without Fear"), yet I still end up locking the armrest in a death grip on every flight. It was after my last trip, when the...