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.


Israeli military offers a death-free experience — for soldiers’ diets, at least

Veganism is on the rise in Israel, and the military is taking note.


Does the chicken industry pluck farmers?

Efficient or exploitive? Poultry companies pit chicken farmers against one another in a "tournament" system.

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How can I avoid wasting food over the holidays?

A father with too much Halloween candy on his hands inspires Umbra to dish up advice for enjoying the holidays -- without being a pig.


America’s obesity problem just keeps getting, well, bigger

New data from the CDC reveals that obesity rates among adults rose from roughly 35 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2014.


Decorative gourds aren’t just supposed to look pretty. Here’s how to cook them

Acorn squash pancakes? Butternut squash bread? Fall just got way more delicious.


Plant breeders and chefs work together to cook up yummier food

Efforts to grow better tasting fruits and vegetables lead to purple tomatoes and spiceless habaneros.

Should you be eating fruit foraged from urban landscapes?

A new study has some surprising answers.