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April 11, 2024
Weekly Newsletter:

Sick of It

As the disease jumps species, Avian Flu concerns increase. As aid to Gaza suffers, hunger worries increase.  As food prices …

Penny Poor, Water Wise

Weekly Newsletter | March 28, 2024

Food prices: a consumer and campaign issue. Avian flu: a contagion concern for cattle. Water: a conversation on conservation.

Proteins and Proxies

Weekly Newsletter | March 21, 2024

Meat and its imitators fought for supremacy. Or at least relevance.  Migrant workers remain a political hot potato. And an …

A Slice for Your Pi Day

Weekly Newsletter | March 14, 2024

Texas churned out a spate of news this week. Wildfires ripped through the Panhandle as the South by Southwest (SXSW) …

Fighting Back

Weekly Newsletter | February 29, 2024

Leap Day editrion: FTC v. Kroger + Albertsons White House v. hunger States v. ingredients Potatoes v. radiation

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