New York City’s government has declared war on “sugar-sweetened beverages.” While Mayor Michael Bloomberg would love to pass a controversial penny-per-ounce soda tax, his government isn’t waiting around for the windfall to start discouraging residents from popping open a pop.
Americans’ profligate food-tossing ways waste the energy equivalent of 350 million barrels of oil per year, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas. And that figure is probably low, says American Wasteland author Jonathan Bloom.
In the 1940s, Pabst Blue Ribbon appealed directly to the grow-your-own brigade — just as the beer now does to their irony-loving grandchildren.
The Corn Refiners Association announced it was changing high-fructose corn syrup’s name to “corn sugar” — but oops! that’s already a regulated term. Wanna give these guys a Gristy hand?
Stephen Colbert testified before Congress in wise-cracking character, but dropped the mask to explain why he thinks sticking up for farm workers is the Christian thing to do.
Animal-rights groups have plenty of celebrity spokesmodels, most notably Alicia Silverstone. But labor rights, in particular for immigrant farm workers? Not so sexy. That is, until Stephen Colbert decided to have some fun with it.
An organic dairy farmer, soil scientist, and wind-energy proponent is challenging an agribusiness darling for Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture. See what Michael Pollan thinks this means for Big Agribiz and why you should care about Francis Thicke.
Vegans have long been the ornery saints squatting cross-legged at the intersection of the food and environmental movements. But a new book has persuaded George Monbiot, for one, that there is a way to eat meat and dairy with a …