Food

Today’s DIY women: Post-'domestic’?

I grow, knit, preserve, and cook. But I am pretty far from being what I think of as “traditional.”

USDA chief visits with Stephen Colbert, brings cheese

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack makes an appearance on the Colbert Report, parries the comedian's pointed policy questions, and delivers a strangely familiar cheese sculpture.

Historic food-safety bill passes Senate, awaits House

The Senate finally passed its food-safety bill. Now the ball is back in the House's court. Will it fall by the wayside before the end of the year?

Postcard from the first annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

About 500 black farmers from the South, urban growers from the North, and food activists from all over gathered recently at Brooklyn College to discuss historical and lingering discrimination, food sovereignty, and more.

Pre-Cancun summit, American farmers debate climate change

The climate is heating up -- as is the debate among farmers about what to do about it. Unhappily, the deniers still rule the day.

Saving the world's future food supply is key to climate adaptation, says Cary 'Dr. Doom' Fowler

In a world being shaped by a rapidly changing climate, Cary Fowler believes the most efficient way to deal with the coming challenges is by hoarding as many different kinds of crop seeds as possible -- in a frozen mountain …

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

Serving breakfast in Boulder's classrooms

Increasingly, schools see breakfast in the classroom as a way of making sure that students are focusing on their studies, instead of on the rumbling in their empty stomachs. Here's how Boulder handles it.

WikiLeaks: State Dept. wants intel on African acceptance of GMOs

State Department documents released by WikiLeaks reveal insight into how deep the U.S. government's commitment to genetically engineered crops really is.

Cafeteria confidential: Behind the scenes in school kitchens

Boulder’s cafeterias embrace the salad-bar challenge

With the White House's announcement that there would be funding for 6,000 new salad bars around the country, the Boulder school district, which has one in all 48 schools, should be a role model.