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Ted Genoways
Ted Genoways, OnEarth's editor-at-large, is the author of The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food (HarperCollins, online at, an examination of Hormel Foods and the great recession. The recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim fellowship, Genoways has contributed to Bloomberg Businessweek, Harper's, Mother Jones, Outside, and his work has appeared in the Best American Travel Writing series. He edited the Virginia Quarterly Review from 2003 to 2012, during which time the magazine won six National Magazine Awards.
Stories by Ted Genoways
October 14, 2014
Who's to blame for the modern antibiotics crisis? It started with the same guys who invented Spam.
March 20, 2014
How ya gonna keep ’em down on the organic farm? By investing in them, says a veteran financial strategist.
February 24, 2014
Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs—all to feed China's growing appetite for Spam.
February 19, 2014
A judge's ruling puts another obstacle in the way of TransCanada's controversial project to transport tar sands oil across the American heartland.
January 14, 2014
When a pipeline company fought to bring tar sands oil into scenic South Portland, Maine, city hall fought back.
September 30, 2013
A one-woman show links our shared burden of climate change to our shared obsessive-consumptive disorder.
September 27, 2013
Nebraska's governor gave TransCanada, the foreign company behind the proposed tar sands oil pipeline, the power to seize property from land owners. Now some of them are fighting back in court. And their case could be the most effective legal avenue for blocking the controversial project.
August 26, 2013
After decades of neglect, residents of the Gulf Coast’s most toxic public housing complex are preparing to get out. But in a city given over to oil refineries, is anywhere really safe?
June 18, 2013
What's the best way to tell the truth about the connection between land, people, and politics? It might be fiction.
April 18, 2013
"We’ll deal with you later," a TransCanada spokesman tells OnEarth.
April 15, 2013
He preached sermons in a Nebraska church and performed weddings and funerals, but this Baptist minister is also a professional land agent helping pave the way for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
March 18, 2013
Scientist, poet, and cancer survivor Eva Saulitis says that orcas saved her life. If only she could return the favor.
March 6, 2013
As anti-science forces challenge the teaching of climate change in the public schools, a scientist fights back.
January 3, 2013
A veteran of the environmental struggle urges Americans to draw a new social map -- by connecting the dots.