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The Bornean Orangutan Population Has Fallen by Nearly 150,000 in Just 16 Years By Alan KnightAt the end of September, four rescued orangutans returned to their home in the rainforest after undergoing lengthy rehabilitation at International Animal Rescue’s (IAR) conservation center in West Borneo, where I work as a chief executive. Amy, Kepo, Ongky and Rambo had been rescued by...
Our food system is linked to an economic system that is fundamentally biased against what’s good for people and the planet. If you’re seeking some good news during these troubled times, look at the ecologically sound ways of producing food that have percolated up from the grassroots in recent years. Small farmers, environmentalists, academic researchers and food and farming activists...
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember what goes into making out food. Thanksgiving -- let's eat! America's most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Native Americans enjoyed together in the fall of 1621. Not even half of the 100 or so Mayflower Pilgrims and crew who'd arrived at Plymouth Rock the previous December...
Click here for reuse options! As our food has become more processed and industrialized, so has Thanksgiving dinner. Sadly, it's the turkey itself that has changed the most since the time of the...
The Thanksgiving Heavyweight Champion of the World shares his secrets for a knockout holiday Sam Sifton knows Thanksgiving can be hard, not for him, for you. He’s the Food Editor at The New York Times and the founder of NYTcooking.com and, unlike some people, he wants to make your life a little bit easier this holiday season. So, as of...
Click here for reuse options! Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers. One indication of...
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