He's played music in front of 25,000 people, opening for Styx, and cooked for folks like Johnny Winter, Butthole Surfers (we don't even wanna know what they ordered), ZZ Top and more recently, as part of his sweet new gig as the head cuisine honcho at Sundown at Granada, actor Will Ferrell. He also ... More >>
The biotechnology firm AquaBounty has spent years working on a genetically enhanced salmon that grows faster and bigger. USA Today reported the company has spent more than $67 million since 1991 trying to get this Chinook salmon spliced with DNA from a fast growing eel-like fish to market.
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Austin-based Whole Foods Market has announced that by 2018 all products in U.S. stores must be labeled to indicate if they contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This move by the natural and organic foods retailer marks the biggest step in a growing movement led by consumers and various ... More >>
A local chapter of the Institute for Responsible Technology is working to educate local consumers about the potential risks of consuming genetically modified foods. Named the The Prometheus Project, the group seeks to shine light on foods that are currently unlabeled in grocery stores while building ... More >>
Meatless Monday, oddly enough, has me thinking about meat more than ever.
Apparently I'm not the only one. The New York Times recently held an essay contest for readers. The subject: "Is it ethical to eat meat?" A loaded question, no doubt, and one bound to inspire passionate responses from just ... More >>
As pink slime walks in shame to the doghouse this week, another important movement that transcends many aspects of the beef and processed-food industries met a milestone. Just Label It, a campaign initiated by Organic Voices, whose aim is to require labels on genetically modified foods, gathered one ... More >>
Short of earning a Ph.D in bio-tech science, making sense of genetically modified (GM) or engineered (GE) ingredients in America's food chain is almost impossible. Primarily because by law GM foods aren't required to be labeled as such. So you literally need that degree along with a boatload of data ... More >>
OK, next time I have to write a complicated story about genetically modified salmon or high-fructose corn syrup, I'm illustrating it with a picture of a hamburger.
Because if I'm interpreting the results of the American Society of Magazine Editors' annual best magazine cover contest correctl ... More >>