Category Archives: environment

Organic Pesticide Food Labels?

When organic foods are produced using organic pesticides, should consumers be told so by means of labels? Many people think “organic” means that no pesticides have been used, but strictly speaking that’s false. “Organic” actually means that no synthetic pesticides … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, environment, farmers, labeling, organic, safety

Part-Time Vegetarianism

Ethically speaking, does vegetarianism need to be an all-or-nothing thing? The current issue of Time has this piece on the topic: Weekday Vegetarians Part-time vegetarians, a.k.a. flexitarians, choose what to eat and when. The popular Meatless Monday movement, which began … Continue reading

Posted in activism, animal welfare, environment, ethics, vegetarianism | 2 Comments

Safety of Louisiana Fish & Shrimp

In the wake of the BP oil disaster, the fisheries off the Gulf Coast are doubly important. They’re a big source of jobs for folks in the Gulf states, and the health of the shrimp and fish there is an … Continue reading

Posted in ecosystems, environment, ethics, fisheries, regulation, safety

Authenticity Hoax Interview

Over at my Business Ethics Blog, I’ve just posted an interview with Andrew Potter, about his new book, The Authenticity Hoax. Readers of this blog might be interested in our exchange on the topic of food, which included this nice … Continue reading

Posted in environment, industrial, local, values