Food

Who's counting?

The health-care act requires calorie labeling at fast-food joints

  From Marion Nestle: The impossibly impenetrable health care bill that just passed the House has one little piece of good news buried in it: …

Just ask U.S. farmers and ranchers

Halting tropical deforestation is in the U.S. interest

Click to enlarge. “Want to Protect Farms and Ranches Here? Protect them there. Ending deforestation in the tropics isn’t just some tree-hugger’s cause.” Those are …

Message in a bottle

Scientists: BPA has widely contaminated the oceans

BPA leached from plastic: not just a problem for landlubbers.It’s looking more and more like the chemical industry’s idea to make the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol …

bugging out

First came superweeds; now come the superbugs!

The current crop of superweeds plaguing farmers who rely on Monsanto’s RoundUp pesticide represents by now a well documented crisis. But watch out, world! Here come the …

SO FAR LEFT IT’S RIGHT, OR VICE VERSA

Building a Green Tea Party

A leading thinker on the left recently wrote that elite authorities have failed us and require grassroots input to become accountable. A leading thinker on …

Twinkie, Twinkie, little star, how I wonder what you are

Stuff your own Twinkies, then stuff your face

Editor’s note: In his book Food Rules, Michael Pollan declares, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The …

Farm bill of health

What can the health-care act teach the food movement?

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton celebrate healthcare reform. Will food reformers ever get to celebrate a wide-ranging policy victory? Photo: White HouseWhat follows …

to hell in a fruit basket

Glenn Beck’s survival guide: Food and energy independence

Thinking I’d catch some of the conservative side-show after health care passed, I moseyed over to Glenn Beck’s website to find out when the healthpocalypse …

The Greenhorns

Meet a young farmer leading a greenhorn ‘guerilla’ movement

Severine von Tscharner Fleming, farmer and director of the film The Greenhorns. Severine von Tscharner Fleming is the director of the forthcoming film The Greenhorns …