Food

Let's get wasted

The history of urban agriculture should inspire its future

Urban agriculture seems new and exotic, but it's been the norm for cities since the dawn of farming 10,000 years ago.

Garbanzo bonanza

Cooking outside my comfort zone, Part 2: Fresh chickpeas

Last week, in honor of National Farmers Market Week Aug 1-7, I vowed to buy and cook some unfamiliar vegetables. My second foray, into fresh garbanzo beans, has opened the door to a new acquaintance.

Are you gonna fin-nish that?

Waiter, there's some-fin in my soup [VIDEO]

If you give a flip about what flops across your plate -- and want to avoid the dinner faux pas of the lady in this video -- then now is a great time to take …

Bad trade

More corn for meat and ethanol, less habitat for Gulf fish

As if the Deepwater Horizon disaster weren’t enough, this year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever.

Stunning color images of Depression-era rural America [SLIDESHOW]

You're probably familiar with the iconic black-and-white photos of farmworkers by Dorothea Lange and others, but these color images offer a gripping, intimate glimpse of the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small-town …

slimeburger in paradise?

Ask Umbra on avoiding 'pink slime' in ground beef and flushing kitty litter

Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.

Don't know much about botany?

Book review: 'How to Grow a School Garden'

'How to Grow a School Garden' is a practical guide to getting a school garden off the ground.

the reason for the season

Urbivore's Dilemma, Week 8: What seasonal food can teach you

Eight weeks down, 21 more to go for this takeout eater turning into a local, seasonal CSA adventurer. One who was feeling distinctly yellow this week.

Mickey D'sease?

Study links 'Western diet' with ADHD in kids

Australian scientists find that a diet high in processed foods and meat is associated with an increased risk of ADHD for kids.Yet another reason to eat those veggies.