Food

The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

deep sea chive

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.

Food

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

Swine fu

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

Twice the muscle means twice the meat in these gene-edited hogs, fresh from the lab in South Korea.

Food

How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Shop more frequently instead.

Business & Technology

GM wheat trial fails, but science wins anyway

British researchers tried to engineer a kind of wheat that would repel bugs without need for insecticide. They failed, but they still learned a lot.

Wild sting

Here’s the real thing killing bees: Us

Neonics were supposed to reduce the use of sprayed pesticides -- and they did. But they also stick around long enough to harm the whole wild ecosystem.

Oh Snap

Americans spent $18.8 million in food stamps at farmers markets last year

At farmers markets, accepting SNAP benefits is a win for low-income shoppers – and farmers, too.

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."