Make Americans grate again

America’s hoarding a huge stash of uneaten cheese

We've stored up 1.2 billion pounds of the stuff.

Counter Intuitive

What’s the best non-toxic alternative to bleach?

When a reader wonders if bleaching the kitchen counters is overkill, advice maven Umbra Fisk talks dirty.


The secret to vegan meringue, macarons, and mayonnaise is in your chickpea can

It’s high time you knew about aquafaba.


Are there GMOs in our moon dust? Gwyneth Paltrow demands to know!

Unfortunately, when it comes to the GMO debate, it’s actually not All Easy.


This herb could be the secret to curbing cows’ climate-changing burps

Researchers are studying whether oregano could rein in methane emissions from dairy cows.

With great power ...

You better learn about this new technology before it transforms the world

Watch this painless explainer on gene drives.

Slick Snacks

Don’t look now, but the oil industry miiiight be poisoning your food

Some of the food you eat is probably irrigated with reused water from the oil industry. Bon appetit!


Climatarian, vegavore, reducetarian: Why we have so many words for cutting back on meat

These new words reflect a shift in our understanding of what food choices mean.


Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Ethiopian farmers innovate to fight drought -- and win big.