Business & Technology

Whip me, beet me

Monsanto's losing bet on GM sugar beets has bitter repercussions

Over the span of two years, Monsanto managed to grab control of the market for sugar beet seeds (and American sweet tooths), effectively wiping out the competition.

yeo yeo yeo what up?

The world's first organic dairy rap video

British organic dairy Yeo Valley has finally given the world what it's always needed: a ridiculously good rap song about organic farming. Watch the magic.

The politics of palm oil

Revlon’s eyeliners. Nabisco’s Oreo cookies. Caress’ Tahitian Renewal Silkening Exfoliating Pomegranate Seeds & Tahitian Palm Oil Body Wash. These are a few of the hundreds of everyday products containing palm oil — products that Walmart …

The Na'vi say no

James Cameron, Gordon Moore take on Prop 23

James Cameron and other celebrity donors helped the No on 23 campaign amass a $25.8 million war chest to defeat California's Proposition 23.

Double Down syndrome

Memo to KFC: Using butts to sell breasts isn't new — just a new low

Why KFC's new Double Down marketing campaign is doubly gross.


IBM’s OneCity urban fix-it game

IBM is hyping its new flash video game, OneCity, which is sort of a hybrid between SimCity and a well-produced commercial.

A little gas

Is the Chevy Volt really an electric car?

The Chevy Volt will be in showrooms soon and that's raising the question of whether it's an electric car wannabe.

Big fish, small ponds

Walmart doubles down on local food

For the second time, the global retail giant Walmart, by far the nation's largest grocer, is rolling out an initiative to localize its food buying.

Their aim is true

Silicon Valley enlists Steve Jobs' wife, Elvis Costello in Prop 23 fight

Laurene Jobs, wife of Apple founder Steve Jobs, donated $200,000 to defeat California's Prop 23 that would suspend the state's global warming law.