James E. McWilliams

James E. McWilliams is the author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly and a professor of history at Texas State University.

Science
May 20 2014 7:17 AMThe Price of Your Right to KnowCalculating the hidden costs of genetically modified food labels.
History
Feb. 21 2013 8:17 AMBeastly JusticeIn the Middle Ages, animals that did bad things were tried in court. Maybe that’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Food
Sept. 7 2012 7:07 AMVegan FeudAnimal rights activists would accomplish a lot more if they stopped attacking the Humane Society.
Green Room
March 10 2011 7:10 AMOrganic Crops Alone Can't Feed the WorldA new study shows why.
Green Room
Aug. 5 2009 3:46 PMAre Organic Veggies Better for You?Maybe, or maybe not. Either way, it's a useless debate.
Green Room
April 21 2009 6:49 AMThe Pesticide PushA last-minute decision by the Bush administration to change the way pesticides are labeled needs to be undone.
Green Room
Dec. 29 2008 12:27 PMTainted GovernmentHow did the Food and Drug Administration let melamine into the U.S. food supply?
Food
April 22 2013 5:55 AMAll Sizzle and No SteakWhy Allan Savory’s TED talk about how cattle can reverse global warming is dead wrong.
Food
Oct. 16 2012 11:25 AMTrojan Horse MeatA New York chef planned to serve raw horse meat. It would have been a disaster—but not for the reason you think.
Food
June 6 2012 6:42 AMThe Butcher Next DoorWhy the rise of DIY urban animal slaughter is bad for people and animals.
Green Room
Jan. 22 2010 7:24 AMBeware the Myth of Grass-Fed BeefCows raised at pasture are not immune to deadly E. coli bacteria.
Food
June 29 2009 3:42 PMHog Heaven?Life is no picnic for free-range pigs.
Green Room
Jan. 28 2009 6:58 AMThe Green MonsterCould Frankenfoods be good for the environment?
Green Room
Sept. 8 2008 12:02 PMRusted RootsIs organic agriculture polluting our food with heavy metals?