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More Than Thankful

Farm to table: the history of food activism in the United States

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Something About Eating

By Robert Walser (1878–1956), from Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories, a collection that will be published next month by NYRB Classics. Translated from the German by Tom Whalen.

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Operation Margarine

Tracing the wartime rise of ersatz butter

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On the Trouble with Farmed Shrimp

The Mexican government announces a state of emergency following a mass shrimp die-off in the Sea of Cortez

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Four Steps Toward Guilt-free Seafood

What can we do to address the collapsing global fishery?

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Nature’s perfect package

Labeling our way to a clear conscience

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The beatification of our daily bread

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August 2009

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