Being Consumed

IMG_5366

I recently picked up a thin little book by William Cavanaugh titled Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. I’ve only read the introduction, but the first two sentences hooked me. “Some Christians may be tempted to assume that economics is a discipline autonomous from theology. Many Christians, however, intuit that what we do with our […]















Déjà chew

IMG_5366

The Ethicurean recently featured a post by Daryll E. Ray that puts the food crisis in context and explains a lot of technical economics in a way that is easy to read and understand, Déjà chew: The food price crisis in context. He compares the current crisis with a similar situation in 1974 that led […]















Who Feeds Us?

IMG_5366

Who Feeds Us? is a new series from Eat. Drink. Better. which according to the site attempts “to investigate the lives of our farm workers. Who picks our crops and packages our meals and how are they treated in our name? What do we implicitly sanction as we swipe our debit cards through the checkout […]















The Saudia Arabia of Food

IMG_5366

Allyson just keeps feeding me good stuff. This is a quote from Martin Walker found on Andrew Sullivan: The United States may have been a significant part of the problem—with its annual $6 billion in subsidies to produce ethanol from corn. But the United States is also almost certain to be part of the solution […]















Global Food Crisis

IMG_5366

You’ve probably been hearing about the growing food crisis in the news. (If not go to google news and search food crisis) It can all be a little overwhelming and hard to understand. Many are talking about it being the “Perfect Storm”, a mix of soaring oil prices and bad crop years. Eat. Drink. Better. […]