Too many apples? Here’s what to do with them (Hint: It’s not pie)

This fall season, fall in love with savory apple flatbread.


Congress just missed a chance to help hungry kids. Here’s what happened

Advocates are hoping a new school lunch law will include some modest additions to the national programs.

Business & Technology

Whole Foods will stop selling food made by prisoners

Two products sold at Whole Foods came under fire for using inmate labor.

Climate & Energy

Food company execs want Congress to get off its butt and do something about climate change

The CEOS of Kellogg, General Mills, and eight other companies published a letter calling for action and made a visit to Capitol Hill.

Business & Technology

Dear Neutrogena: You can’t wipe away a drought

Neutrogena's social media campaign says we can save tons of water by using its wipes to wash our faces. Reality is messier than that.

Boil and Trouble

Is it safe to cook with hot tap water?

A reader is eager to get a jump-start on his pasta by opening the hot-water tap -- but Umbra gives him a few heavy reasons to hold off.


Check out the finalists of this biomimicry invention contest

In this competition based on biomimicry, new ideas for improving the food system draw inspiration from earthworms, ants, and mangrove trees.


This tractor runs on BS — but it’s the real, eco-friendly deal

Meet the world’s first methane-fueled tractor.


Good news: Global health is actually improving. Huzzah, civilization!

The latest data shows we've made impressive strides on human life expectancy around the world.