Here’s the story of the farmworkers behind your sweet potato pie

Those who harvest sweet potatoes carry up to seven tons of the tubers per day.


We tried a bunch of meal delivery kits, and here’s what we think

Too lazy to go to the grocery store? Watch our video to find out which meal delivery kit we liked best, and why.

Grounds for Dismissal

Ground or instant coffee: Flavor aside, which is better for the planet?

Sure, you love your artisanal beans -- but could instant coffee be better for the planet? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sniffs around for an answer.


Climate change is gonna be rough on farmers and eaters

And trade might not be much help.


Spoof captures how advertisers approach millennials and consumerism

This ad makes fun of throw-away culture with a fake water bottle brand called "Once."


Hotel chain bans bacon and sausage from breakfast menu

If you're a bacon freak, you might want to avoid the Comfort Hotels in Scandinavia.

Feline Groovy

How green is your cat’s food?

What's really in cat food? A vegan pet owner wants to know, and Umbra has the purr-fect answer.


Mennonites are farming in a Mexican desert and it’s not going well

What could drive a pacifist faith to fight? Well, have you seen Mad Max?


Michael Pollan’s food advice hits the big screen

A new documentary brings "In Defense of Food" to cinematic life.