Food

Wishful drinking

What kind of liquor is best for the environment?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk pours forth intelligence on rum, tequila, whiskey, vodka, and gin.

GMOsquitoes

Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Why do Americans embrace some GMOs but reject others?

sound bites

The complicated science of organic food, in one awesome podcast

If you eat food, don't miss the latest episode of Science Vs.

Climate & Energy

Severe drought in India pushed thousands of farmers to suicide

Why was this drought worse than others? Blame climate change and modernization.

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

coke zero, berkeley 1

Soda tax might be working better than expected

Berkeley residents are drinking about two fewer sugary drinks per week since the tax started, according to a new study.

it's a wonderful world

This California couple uses more water than all of the homes in Los Angeles

Lynda and Stewart Resnick built a billion-dollar megafarming empire.

fuel’s errand

EPA scolded for failing to turn in its very important ethanol homework

The agency will reassess fuel farming by the end of next year.

Hamburglar Comin

McDonald’s feeble attempt to encourage walking is short-lived

The company put fitness trackers in Happy Meals along with the customary 23 grams of fat. They didn’t last.