How We Got Cheesier Pizza

On average, we are eating close to 35 pounds of cheese a year. (And some of us, like me, consume much more.) To see why, our story starts with Domino’s and ends with the federal budget. A Cheesier Pizza Knowing…

Gender Issues: Another Way to Estimate the Cost of Children

Our Monday Gender Issues Focus When people ask how much children cost, they expect to hear a dollar total. For women, though, the cost can be much more. First, I did check the dollar total. According to the US Department of Agriculture, in 2012, covering…

Finding A Better Whey

When I enjoy Mt. Tam Cowgirl Creamery Cheese (It’s great!) from California, I never think about 4b. Actually, until yesterday, I never heard of California’s “Class 4b” milk regulation. “Class 4b,” a part of our nation’s network of pricing rules…

The US Drought and Pizza

Discussing the impact of this summer’s drought on pizza, Stephen Colbert said, “It is one thing for global warming to make the sea levels rise but nobody told me it could make my cheese levels recede.” Colbert was reacting to…