illness May 9, 2017

Something strange and troubling is sweeping the fields of New Morning Farm in South Central Pennsylvania. Over the past few years, Jim Crawford has watched unfamiliar diseases strike at the 40 acres of organic vegetables he grows, destroying some crops entirely. Last year was the worst of his 45 years farming: Crawford finished $60,000 in […]

illness March 9, 2017

1. Junk food makers spend billions advertising unhealthy foods to kids. According to the Federal Trade Commission, food makers spend some $1.6 billion annually to reach children through the traditional media as well the Internet, in-store advertising, and sweepstakes. An article published in 2006 in the Journal of Public Health Policy puts the number as high as $10 […]

illness January 9, 2017

There has been much speculation since Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods was announced in June. Commentators have been debating what Amazon will do with that footprint or customer base. Is this hopeful or the end of civilization? While Whole Foods has already dropped prices and begun stocking Amazon Echoes next to the produce, there’s likely to be […]