A Culture of Food Hatred

Living in the US for as many years as I have, I’ve been struck repeatedly by the nation’s overall relationship to food and how far back it stretches; in the US, the idea that food is primarily a source of fuel, something to be dealt with and then moved on from, is common. Indeed, the […]

Pigs and Profits

In April, small farmers across Michigan waited worriedly as a new law on wild boars came into effect. Under the law, pigs classified as ‘invasive’ weren’t legal, which put a number of farmers in a bad position because some of their pigs met the legally listed traits used to define wild pigs; this despite the […]