articles tagged "Tom Philpott"

The Environmental Issues of 2013

Friday, 10 January 2014 | A Public Affair
The Globe

We have faced a lot of environmental conflicts in 2013. What do you think were some of the most important issues of 2013? Will any of those issues carry over into 2014? Check out this year end wrap up of environmental issues of 2013 to find out more! more »

Tom Philpott on the “Dead Zone”

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | buzz
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Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined Monday host Brian Standing on August 19, 2013 for his monthly discussion of food and agriculture. This time around, Tom’s talking about the giant, oxygen-sucking, lethal algae blooms that crop up every year in the Gulf of Mexico. Who’s to blame? Us, the food we eat and the way we grow it. more »

Monsanto vs. Evolution

Monday, 15 July 2013 | buzz
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Mother Jones Food and Agriculture reporter Tom Philpott joined the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz for his monthly check-in with Brian Standing. Today’s topic: an arms race between plant evolution and Monsanto. more »

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 »

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