Chewing the scenery

The time is ripe for 'Food Forward' TV show

America seems to have an insatiable appetite for food-themed TV shows, but very few explore where the food comes from. A new series hopes to change that, by showcasing the people trying to change how …

Bubble gummed

Financial-reform bill limits the speculation in ag commodity markets that sparked food crisis

While we mourn the dead climate legislation, it's worth noting that something non-hideous emerged from Congress last week. Buried within the financial reform bill, there's a set of provisions that evidently limit excessive speculation in …

Heated exchange

Urbivore's Dilemma, Week 7: Cooking with the ones you love

A former latch-key-kid-turned-takeout eater discusses harmony and chaos in the kitchen.

Ill, baby, ill

Norman Borlaug's grandddaughter says hunger is a production problem — and GMOs are the answer

At an agrichemical industry conference held in D.C. recently, Julie Borlaug told the assembled executives what they wanted to hear.

Turnip the heat!

Cook outside your comfort zone in honor of National Farmers Market Week

I'm in a rut with my farmers market routine. I know what I like to buy, who I like to buy it from, and I head straight for those stands. So this year, I'm going …

Bigger, fatter, longer

Fast food's vomit-worthy hall of gimmicks [SLIDESHOW]

Using extra meat as the "buns." Adding an extra sandwich or two. Making anything a "footlong." What results from these tricks of the fast food world aren't examples of food; they're freak sideshows, novelties, gimmicks …

Lease-y riders

Want raw milk? Lease a farm — and hire a lawyer

As recent raids on private food-buying clubs indicate, the U.S. is moving closer to judicial consideration of whether consumers can freely opt out of the factory-food system and eat what they want directly from small …

Kickback lash

Sodexo to pay New York $20 million for school-meal rebate fraud

Sodexo, one of the world's largest food service companies, has agreed to settle complaints that it fraudulently pocketed rebates from food manufacturers that it was supposed to turn over to some 21 public school districts …

Playing chicken

House Ag Committee to USDA: Take your livestock reform and shove it

The USDA tries to level the playing field for small poultry producers, but the House Ag Committee plays block and tackle on industry's behalf.