The Way We Eat





Cover of Issue 15

Featured in this issue:


It's a Family Affair


Behind the scenes of five eco-conscious farms


By Christy Harrison



An Uncertain Harvest


Increasingly volatile weather patterns around the world are already causing supermarket prices to rise. But when it comes to global warming and the food supply, the real losers


By Jocelyn Craugh Zuckerman



An Uncertain Harvest: sidebar


Warming Climate, Shrinking Food Supply



An Uncertain Harvest: sidebar


Troubled Waters



An Uncertain Harvest: sidebar


Strong Roots


By Kiera Butler



A Long, Strange Trip


Thirty years ago, The Farm was the archetype of a model community. Today, it has shed communalism for capitalism. A writer visits a place of the past to learn its future.


By Lisa Selin Davis



Moveable Feasts


Take an eco-friendly culinary vacation and learn how to cook everything, everywhere


By Nicole Davis



Letter from the Editor


What We Eat


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

One Shot


Power Flowers


By Susan Cosier



An Inconvenient Cult Following


A year after Truth's release, Al Gore's still a rock star


By Joshua M. Bernstein



Roll Call of the Wild


By Sarah Parsons



Claim Check: Vicious Cycle


When to throw out recyclables


By Alisa Opar



Burning Question


Is the organic food movement elitist?



Act Globally


Protesting global warming


By Alison Sherbach



By the Numbers


Pole Position



Dilemma


Guiding Light



Current:


People: An Upstream Battle


How a vodka czar is saving the wild salmon


By Kevin Friedl



Tech: Hitting the DNA Jackpot


Bioprospectors are searching for treasure in the form of plants and animals—and they’re making sure everyone shares in their booty


By Sam Boykin



Business: E-waste Not


Outdated electronics are being diverted from landfills to recyclers


By Christine Cyr



Thinking: He Speaks for the Trees


The return of a nature writing classic


By Victoria Schlesinger



Thinking: Digging Up History


A new book unearths the cultural significance of soil


By Mark K. Anderson



Thinking: New and Noteworthy


By Susan Cosier




Living:


Home: Aggressively Passive


A house near Aspen goes high-tech to ensure a climate-sensitive design


By David Sokol



Home: Well Hung


Clotheslines—a.k.a. “solar dryers”—are making a comeback


By Jennifer Acosta Scott



Culture: Goodwill Hunting


Big game safaris swap rifles for tranquilizer guns


By Kiera Butler



Health: Plastic Oh-No


A chemical found in everything from nail polish to shower curtains may be linked to health problems


By Emily Gertz



Retreads: Out of the Woods


Urban loggers find new uses for old landscaping


By Alisa Opar



Food: Slow Food Nation


Eco-friendly chefs take eating well to a whole new level


By Amy Zavatto



Food: Beyond Bread


Why are gluten-free products crowding supermarket shelves?


By Christy Harrison



Food: Get Juiced


By Christy Harrison



Food: Recipe


Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies



Green Gear:


The Garden of Good and Eco


Garden and Patio Accessories that will make your backyard a second home



Plenty Labs:


Shave the World


Eco-friendly shaving creams


By Alisa Opar



The Last Word: Uphill Both Ways


Sometimes a walk in the park is no walk in the park


By Sascha Zuger




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