Food

the sensitive sovereign

King Corn airs complaints about USDA

Obama’s ag policy has come under justifiable criticism from the sustainable food movement–see here and here–for its aggressive pro-biotechnology and pro-trade policies. But it has …

Hamburgling the future

Your car and your meat-eating: the biggest causes of climate change

A new study coming out of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that …

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From staple to superfood: açaí goes industrial

“The fruit was traditionally collected from wild palms. Now companies have açaí plantations, and collectors are raising more açaí palms on their land, according to …

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Smithfield tries to weave a silk purse from a sow’s ear

“Just this week I promoted somebody–and I can’t even believe I’m saying this word here, folks–to a chief sustainability officer.”—Larry Pope, CEO of Smithfield Foods, …

don't be so kneady

The time has come to make delicious and easy bread at home

Fifteen minutes wrestling with dough–who kneads it? A little more than two years ago, Mark Bittman and Jim Lahey got together and transformed home bread …

Wake me up before you to-go-go

Ask Umbra on eating in

Dearest readers, Look, Ma — no takeout!The sharper among you already know from yesterday’s video that HuffPost Green is exhorting us all to board the …

playing too nice

Is there too much ‘Let’s Hope’ in the ‘Let’s Move’ anti-obesity campaign?

The industry talks a good game, but keeps churning out the same old junk. It’s no mystery that Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign is …

'The Soil is Bleeding'

New research: synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health

Just precisely what does all of that nitrogen ferilizer do to the soil?“Fertilizer is good for the father and bad for the sons.”–Dutch saying For …

Feed me, Seymour

Garden Girl TV: Indoor gardening, part one

I’ve taken over a small section of my house, the sun porch, and dedicated it to my indoor garden project for apartment dwellers as well …