++ In “Michael Pollan Fixes Dinner,” Clara Jeffery interviews “America’s favorite food intellectual” about ethanol and biofuels, food lobbies, secularizing food, the role of food in climate change, and the difference between being a journalist and an activist. (Currently available online.)
++ In “Spoiled,” Paul Roberts looks at what steps might save us from the industrial food system
++ Jon Mooallem asks “Do you need to eat meat to get ripped?” in “Veg-O-Might”
++ Is it possible to have a kindler, gentler abattoir? Bonnie Azab Powell looks at the business of slaughterhouses in “This Little Piggy Goes Home”
++ “Trouble on the Limpopo” and “Slash and Burn” by Adam Welz and Heather Rogers consider the dark side of ethanol and other biofuels
++ Josh Harkinson meets Tim Galarneau and looks at upgrading the state of the college cafeteria in “Tray Chic”
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