Food

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Taking it to Extremes

Two news stories about ascetic practices taken to the extreme have been making the rounds lately. The first story involves an Indian sadhu who claims to have not eaten since 1940. (The linked article uses the excellent term godman to describe ascetics with powers such as these.) The second story involves the “marathon monk” Endo […]

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The war on food miles

More on the war on food miles. Ronald Bailey from the conservative reasononline argues that air freighting food accounts for a small fraction of the CO2 emitted in getting food from farm to our plates, and that we’re better off growing food where it’s cheapest to do so. Of course, this is capitalism’s answer for […]

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The Hidden Costs of Eating Meat

Ezra Klein, who blogs so often and well on food-related issues, discusses feedlots, where most of our meat comes from, the subsidization of meat which hides its true cost, and Michael Pollan’s food proposals for our next president. Overconsumption of meat imposes huge costs on both the environment and on public health. And that’s to […]

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