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FDA set to accept junk science for 'Frankenfish' safety studies

A new salmon combines genes from Chinook salmon and the ocean pout, and often ends up deformed as a result. So why is the FDA about to approve it based solely on flawed studies by its creator, AquaBounty?

Business & Technology

'High-fructose corn syrup'? Never heard of it

Consumers turning against your product? Change its name on ingredient lists! Buh-bye, much-maligned HFCS, and hello, sweetly natural "corn sugar."

Business & Technology

'Habitual violator' Jack DeCoster may secretly be largest U.S. chick magnate

By the standards of the U.S. egg industry, Jack DeCoster looks at first glance like a relatively small player. But when you unravel his companies' tangled ownership chain, the infamous factory-farmer emerges as the rooster of the hen yard.

Food

Lady Gaga’s VMA meat dress ‘no disrespect’ to vegans and vegetarians

Lady Gaga took home Video of the Year at the 2010 Video Music Awards, but she could have also grabbed the title of "Best Dressed" when she strutted out with her hams dressed in meat. Watch Ellen DeGeneres give her …

Food Feeding the City

Colin McCrate wants you to eat your yard [AUDIO SLIDESHOW]

There’s a new kind of farmer in town. Colin McCrate is using his agricultural know-how to convert sprawling urban yards into edible bounty.

Food

Ask Umbra on avoiding crude oil in vinegar

Ask Umbra uncaps the nuances of vinegar here in this white vinegar primer. Don't mix crude oil with your vinegar!

Food

Save school lunch from snack-happy government standards

We need the Child Nutrition Act pending in Congress passed to save children from sugar-heavy meals that are destroying their health.

Food

War of the worlds: FarmVille vs. real farms

Why are people flocking to tend virtual sheep on Facebook when so many real farmers are virtually barely scraping by? See how the two measure up when planted side-by-side in this telling infographic.

Food Feeding the City

Three projects that are watering Detroit's ‘food desert'

Food has emerged as the key motivating force of Detroiters' efforts to re-imagine their town as a thriving, livable place. Here are three representatives of the spirit driving the 21st-century version of the Motor City.