Waiter, there’s a human rights violation in my soup

There is child labor in your food.

A report from Amnesty International reveals labor exploitation in the palm oil industry.

I'm cuckoo for coconuts

Are coconut products bad for the environment?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk takes a hard look at coconut oil, water, milk, and sugar.

let's eat!

Why restrict stuffing yourself like a Butterball to one day?

In these tough times, the Annual Gorging Holiday need not be limited.

to lobby or not to lobby

Trump’s ag guy quit to lobby again

Michael Torrey was asked to pick between lobbying and transitioning the Department of Agriculture.

Little(r) home on the prairie

We plowed up more wild habitat in the Great Plains than in the Brazilian Amazon in 2014.

We've been paying close attention to the rainforest, but we're losing a lot of habitat at home.

Waste watchers

What should you do with your food scraps?

Is it better to put food waste down the garbage disposal or in the trash? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk weighs in.

Seed you soon

Take a tour of the Arctic vault designed to keep our seeds safe.

Here's a peek inside the Global Seed Vault.

Hope v reality dept.

The farmers who voted for Trump may be in for disappointment.

Trump can't throw out trade agreements and boost exports. His immigration promises would hurt farmworkers and increase labor costs.


A bundle of food-related measures passed on Tuesday.

It's not entirely gloomy.