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  • Author: Robert Paarlberg

The United States of Excess

Over-consumption in America: beyond corporate power

It is easy enough for critics to trace America’s over-consumption of things like food and fuel to the excess power of our profit-making corporations. Americans consume more food and fuel than Europeans in part because these companies in America are better able to resist taxes and regulations.

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Paarlberg and Ronald: A food fight –
part two

Part Two of the discussion between Robert Paarlberg (who recently published ‘Starved for Science’), and Pamela Ronald (author of ‘Tomorrow’s Table’). These two experts will be debating all week how to best safeguard our food supply – with the least amount of damage to the environment.

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Paarlberg and Ronald: a food fight

A debate between leading experts Robert Paarlberg (Betty F. Johnson Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College) and Pamela Ronald (Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California), regarding how to ensure a safe food supply, that is also kind to the environment.

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