Michael Taylor

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Are Organic and Biodynamic Wines Worth It?

    Last week I attended a panel about biodynamic and organic agriculture and its influence on the wine industry. Roger Cohen's recent op-ed in the New York Times was a hot topic -- the one in which he enthusiastically (and myopically) applauded a study by Stanford University that concluded organic food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    FDA Calls for Reduced Use of Antibiotics in Animals

    After 35 years of urging farmers and ranchers to curb their use of antibiotics as growth inducers in animals, the FDA has announced a new collaboration with drug companies, vets and livestock producers to limit the practice.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Reactions to The Daily Meal's Top 50 Americans in Food

    The Daily Meal​The Daily Meal just put out its giant listicle of the most powerful Americans in food. The list is an interesting one that runs the gamut from chefs (Tom Colicchio, José Andrés), local media (Sam Sifton, Lockhart Steele), TV stars (Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri), and politicos (Thom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The U.S. Gets a Food Czar; Americans Stop Getting Fatter

    ​Jason Wong, who transformed his Brooklyn vegetarian restaurant, Red Bamboo, into a place that serves meat, is among those who have changed their ideas about eating meat since sustainably and ethically raised livestock has become more widely available. [NY Press] The Obama administration has ... More >>

  • Books

    June 19, 2007

    Dutch Honkers

    Sniffing out the meaning in Rembrandt's noses

  • Books

    January 30, 2007

    Meat Puppets

    Eat your greens: chewing over the history and politics of vegetarianism

  • Film

    March 28, 2006