articles tagged "Mother Jones"

Shrimp Politics – Shrimp’s Carbon Footprint Is 10 Times Greater Than Beef’s

Monday, 10 June 2013 | buzz
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Tom Philpott, contributor to Mother Jones, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, June 10th, to speak with Brian Standing about Shrimp Politics. Sadly, the reasons why shrimp are not even a luxury in places like Wisconsin (I shouldn’t have to tell you that shrimp don’t live in lakes) is not an encouraging story. Read Philpott’s article here. Listen to the interview below to find out more: more »

Bees and Agrichemicals, The Food Supply, Politics, Sociology, And International Law…..

Monday, 13 May 2013 | buzz
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  Appropriately enough for a show called the Buzz, we’re looking at bees this week. Yeah, you knew we had to take advantage of that pun sooner or later. Bees, agrichemicals, the food supply, politics, sociology, and international law — they’re all tied up together. We hear two different takes on the declining bee population. Entomologist Sainath Suryanarayanan blames the politics of beekeeping.     Our old friend Tom Philpott, of Mother Jones, reports that European bees have cause for celebration — American bees, not so much. more »

Not Just The Bees: Bayer’s Pesticide May Harm Birds, Too

Monday, 8 April 2013 | buzz
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Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, April 8, 2013, to talk about Bayer’s pesticides, A pesticide that is mainstream in farming and agriculture, used because it is extremely effective in eliminating unwanted insects. However, studies show this pesticide is also responsible for harming bees and birds. more »

Superweeds In Half Of All US Farms

Monday, 4 March 2013 | buzz
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Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, March 4, 2013. Philpott is the co-founder of Maverick Farms, an educational non-profit that promotes community resources and helps reconnect local food networks. Currently he writes the food and agriculture blog for Mother Jones. more »

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