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Lawsuit: Whole Foods suppliers pressured to lie about the origin, quality of their fish

Was that salmon born in Chile or Scotland? Buyer says she was pressured to mislabel fish (via NJ.com) That salmon you paid top dollar for at Whole Foods because you thought it had spent its youth frolicking in a Scottish fish farm might just be some fraud flown in from…

The problem, she is complex

Well, that turned in to quite the thread. I think that one of the reasons that threads about the food and health problems in our country blow up, here and elsewhere, is that the situation is pretty complicated and it’s easy for people to stake out something they’ve observed about…

Actually, cooking is hard (and I smell sexism in claiming otherwise)

Jamelle Bouie, who is kicking ass guest-blogging for Matt Y., posted yesterday about a remarkable study done at the University of Washington that showed that obesity was 10 times higher among the customers are a low-end supermarket than the ones at the high end Whole Foods. To put that in…

The Whole Foods Healthcare Plan: Now With 80% More Conspicuously Consuming White People

The CEO of Whole Foods has a plan to reform health care. Not by increasing communist-style government control of healthcare OMGWTFBBQ, but instead by taking simple, common sense steps. Mainly, having every retailer on Earth become Whole Foods. While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs…

A Day In The Life Of A Feminist

Courtney has posted a “day in the life of a feminist” post to give the world an idea of what being a feminist looks like on the micro level. I thought this was a valuable public service, so I thought I’d do the same thing here. So here’s a typical…

Anti-vaccination = anti-feminist?

Well, not intentionally, but there is a reason to think that anti-vaccination ideologists could hurt women more than men, amongst other damage that they can do. I finally had a chance to listen to a recent “This American Life” that dealt with, amongst other things, an outbreak of the measles…

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