Tag Archives: Consumerism

Can Hipsters Stomach The Truth About Avocados From Mexico?

Can consumers buy avocados from Mexico at the grocery store, or in prepared guacamole with impunity? Probably not. Last week’s article “In Mexico, high avocado prices fueling deforestation” by Associated Press author Mark Stevenson explained why. Americans’ love for avocados … Continue reading

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Slaves Produce Seafood For U.S. Market

While Iowans engaged in the NCAA Basketball Tournament another story was being written by Associated Press reporters Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza about food not far from televisions tuned into the games. Following a year-long investigation, AP broke … Continue reading

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Eat Your Iowa Vegetables

There is little agreement about how to apply the principles of sustainable agriculture to the dominant chemical-based farming system and equally robust hegemony of consumer society. It is not clear that these ideas about farming and consumerism even go together. … Continue reading

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