Urbivore’s Dilemma, Weeks 20-22: Cooking strike

I’ve spent very little quality time with the fruits and vegetables from the CSA of late except in their most simple form -- raw. But should I really be trying to eat turnip greens and sweet potatoes uncooked?

In praise of fast food

Yes, cooking is wonderful, and so is communal eating with family and friends. But there's something powerful about standing up in a crowded cityscape and eating something simple and delicious that has been cooked before your eyes.

'Nourish' TV show encourages Americans to ask where their food comes from

Hosted by Cameron Diaz, Nourish features interviews with an all-star cast of the sustainable/real/we-know-it-when-we-eat-it food movement.

7-Eleven melting at idea of White House 'Slurpee Summit'

At Wednesday's post-election presidential press conference, a summit built around frozen slushies -- the Everyman drink, we guess -- was suggested as a way of returning to bipartisanship.

BPA is bad for your semen, and other news about our favorite endocrine disruptor

As the research on bisphenol-A pours in, industry -- rather than government -- starts to take the lead on getting it out of our groceries.

What the midterms mean for federal ag-policy reform

That two-headed beast known as the Congressional Ag Committees got a major blood transfusion from voters Tuesday. Here's how it shook out -- and what to expect going forward.

Agribiz BFF Bill Northey defeats reformer Francis Thicke for Iowa ag secretary

It's agribusiness as usual in Iowa, where voters sent a message to Washington that the status quo is just fine with them.

Was this election good for the fish?

There's not much humor to be found when you look at the likely effect of the election on the oceans.

Wanted: Your informed opinions on the food-safety reform bill

We've invited a kitchenful of food-policy experts to discuss whether the Food Safety Modernization Act will make eaters safer without shoving small producers off a cliff. Wanna pull up a chair and chew over the issues?