Will the Food Safety Modernization Act harm small farms or producers?

Voting on S. 510 could happen Wednesday. If this food-safety bill passes, it will greatly expand the FDA's authority and lessen food-borne illnesses. But in doing so, will it knee-cap America's nascent local-food system? Grist's panel of experts take their …

Is my smart phone making me dumb?

For years, I've talked on cell phones the old-fashioned way: with the device glued to my ear. Turns out, I've been defying the industry's own fine-print warnings. Boy, do I feel stupid!

Americans need to stop multitasking while eating alone, argues French sociologist Claude Fischler

You're not alone in eating alone -- at least in America. It's what most of us do: in front of computers and TVs, or in cars. But as the preëminent French food sociologist Claude Fischler explained, we represent one extreme …

Bring back the family dinner, says Laurie David

In her new book, Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David explains why gathering together around a table to eat is important and shares great recipes.

Making apple cider without a press [VIDEO]

You don't need much to make hard cider -- just a lot of apples, elbow grease, and patience. Daniel Klein shows you how in this instructional video.

Savoring the last of summer with a 'Rustic Tomato and Chard Tart'

Like my colleague Tom Philpott, I believe that cooking "from scratch" doesn't have to be either intimidating or onerous. Tom is a much better cook than I am, but I won't let that stop me from sharing some of the …

Snotty locavores, agrarian urbanists, vegivores, and more

This week's tasty links from around the Web include pieces on the tendency to self-righteousness among hardcore locavores and the role of green space in high-density cities.

What the FDA doesn’t want you to know about GE salmon

The Center for Food Safety has found evidence the FDA is excluding the government's own marine scientists from the GE salmon approval process.

Please welcome the adventurous locavore of 'The Perennial Plate' [VIDEO]

Long winters, ice fishing, slaughterhouses, urban gardens, and foraging for wild edibles all are ingredients for Daniel Klein's video feasts, which are set to a seriously awesome raucous soundtrack.