This new startup wants to sell you ugly fruit and veggies

"Cosmetically challenged" produce usually goes to waste. This company aims to deliver it right to subscribers' doorsteps and to supermarkets.


The future of bread comes from a lab — here’s why that’s good

Take a video tour of the Bread Lab and learn how it could reinvent wheat farming.


Will millennials shop at the new Whole Foods bargain store?

"Whole Paycheck" plans to open a separate chain with cheaper items for the under-35 crowd.


Blame McDonald’s for James Franco

James Franco: Huge fan of McDonald's, also poverty.


Would you like some criticism on your GMO-free Chipotle burrito?

When the healthy-fast-food chain announced it was dropping most GMO ingredients, it probably didn't expect a full-on media backlash.

Good Vibrations

Yes, plants need vibrators, too

Plants, just like your girlfriend, think vibrators are the bees' knees.


What are the most eco-friendly nuts?

A reader wonders what to put in his trail mix. Umbra gets nutty.


This infographic shows why good bread costs more dough

Here's a comparison of how an artisanal loaf of bread from your local bakery might be made vs. a bagged loaf from the grocery store.

Sturgeon General Warning

What swims in rivers, rhymes with drought, and is dying in California?

Californians: Prepare to see a lot more catfish in years to come. Mm-mmm, mudcats.