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Frederick Kaufman

Frederick Kaufman appears in the following:

Poop Train

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

You may not give a second thought (or backward glance) to what the toilet whisks away after you do your business. But we got wondering -- where would we wind up if we thought of flushing as the start, and not the end, of a journey? In this short, we head out to trace the trail of sludge...from Manhattan, to wherever poop leads us.

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How Food Stopped Being Food

Monday, October 22, 2012

In 2008, farmers grew more than enough to feed the world, yet more people starved than ever before—and most of them were farmers. Harper’s magazine contributing editor Frederick Kaufman investigates the connection between the global food system and why the food on our tables is getting less healthy and less delicious even as the world's biggest food companies and food scientists say things are better than ever. In Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, he moves down the supply chain like a detective solving a mystery, revealing the forces undermining our food system.

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Holey Cow

Monday, April 02, 2012

Not long ago, writer Mary Roach got a real hands-on lesson on the gut: she got to stick her hand inside a real live cow stomach, and experience digestion from the inside. When we heard about her adventure, we had to try it ourselves—so producer Tim Howard headed to Rutgers ...

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Guts

Monday, April 02, 2012

A look at the messy mystery in our middles, and what the rumblings deep in our bellies can tell us about ourselves.

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How do you solve a problem like Fritz Haber?

Monday, January 09, 2012

How do you square the idea of a bad person who does great good? Or a good person who does terrible harm? Sam Kean introduces us to the confusing life story of Fritz Haber. Around 1900, Haber was a young chemist in Germany, intent on solving the biggest problem facing ...

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The Bad Show

Monday, January 09, 2012

We wrestle with the dark side of human nature, and ask whether it's something we can ever really understand, or fully escape.

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Human Waste, from Toilet to Treatment Tanks

Friday, February 01, 2008

We track the journey of human excrement, from the toilet to the treatment tanks. Also: what does the future of waste treatment look like? Frederick Kaufman’s article in the February issue of Harper’s Magazine is "Wasteland: A Journey Through the American Cloaca."

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