Gigi Jakobs

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A Journey Into Our Food System's Refrigerated-Warehouse Archipelago

70 percent of the food we eat passes through the "cold chain" of chilled transportation and storage.<p>"The diet of the average American is almost entirely dependent on the existence of a vast, distributed winter--a seamless network of artificially chilled processing plants, distribution centers, …

'Organic' One Of The Most Confusing Labels, Report Says

Labels, labels everywhere. But what do they mean?<p>The label “organic” is one of the most confusing for consumers, says a new report by the Natural Foods Merchandiser.<p>The group’s 2013 Market Overview found a 12 percent increase in sales of organic products (including non-food items such as bedding), …

Food crisis Professor tells families to cut amount they eat 'by a third'

Families need to cut the amount they eat by a third, a government advisor claimed last night, as he warned current consumption levels were "unsustainable".<p>Professor Tim Benton warned that food would become "the fundamental issue of the next half century" and that wars in the future would be fought …

Cheap food is an addiction we must break

The brilliant American writer Wendell Berry once wrote that "eating is an agricultural act". His point was that since we all eat, we're all …