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A recently converted vegetarian tells which meatless dogs cut the mustard

Do vegetarians have to trade that smoky, juicy hot-dog flavor from our childhood ballgames for rubbery, ersatz wieners? A brand new herbivore fearlessly fires up the grill to find out.

Food

Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 10: the veggies of summer

Making pesto for the first time, learning how to pickle, discovering panzanella, and improved self-esteem. All part of the territory for this CSA shareholder in week 10 of a take-out eater's transformation into Community Supported Agriculture fiend.

Food

Master small-scale farmer Eliot Coleman speaks [VIDEO]

When chemical-farming advocates dismiss organic farmers as Luddites, I always think of the brilliant Eliot Coleman. Check out a video of the master farmer sharing his wisdom.

Business & Technology

The meat industry feels the heat as the sustainable-food movement gains force

Once, the meat industry acted with impunity, confident that its lobbying clout could deflect challenges to its practices. Now it's on the defensive.

Food Feeding the City

Composting 101 for citydwellers

If you're going to all the trouble to eat locally grown, organic vegetables, it's a shame to truck their remains away to landfill prison when you could be feeding them back to the earth. So why aren't you composting yet?

Food

Risk to kids from toxic pesticides may be underestimated, study finds

A new study sheds light on the murky topic of childhood pesticide exposure.

Food Feeding the City

New Orleans steps up its local-food game

New Orleans has the sense of a wild laboratory, with free-wheeling discussions about food security and plenty of action. It's partly because of Katrina's ruin, but it's also just part of the culture, reports David Hanson for Feeding the City.

Food

School Nutrition Association steps up for its 'patron,' the dairy industry

The School Nutrition Association exists to "advance good nutrition for all children." So why is it promoting sugary milk drinks in school cafeterias?

Food

An anti-corn elitist’s pro-corn pasta

This very week, the sweet-corn patch on Maverick Farms came ripe. Harvesting and processing it took half a dozen people nearly all day. Here's what I fed them for lunch.