A longtime environmental activist ripped up genetically modified crops, but now he eats them.
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The popular image of New York City involves high-rise buildings, glass, and concrete, but all over the five boroughs, people grow vegetables, fish local waters, keep bees, brew beer, and make wine. While reporting her new book, Eat the City, Robin Shulman traveled all over New York, meeting people who want to make things grow. Until the early 20th century, New York was a great center of farming, brewing, and sugar refining, and that history is still present all over the city. The conversation lasts around 25 minutes.
Time magazine’s Bryan Walsh discusses farmed fish. Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. His article “The End of the Line” investigates whether farming fish can take the place of catching them.
The article mentioned: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081796,00.html
Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer’s first nonfiction book — Eating Animals — grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children.
A vegetarian and sometime vegan, Foer carefully examines the stories we tell ourselves about what we eat, considering notions of comfort, tradition, and culture. He blends his memories of the roles food played in his childhood with literary representations of meals; reviews various philosophies of food; and conducts his own investigations into factory farms. Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0800 Location: Washington, D.C., Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2009/12/01/Jonathan_Safran_Foer_Eating_Animals