Food

gone fishin'

Nations now free to fish bluefin tuna to extinction

Well, bluefin tuna, it was nice knowing you: A proposal to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna prized in sushi has been rejected by a U.N. wildlife meeting. Thursday’s decision occurred after Japan, Canada …

sincentives part deux

Can we stop obesity without taxes?

Michelle Obama went before the Grocery Manufacturers Association today seeking its support for her “Let’s Move” anti-obesity initiative. The GMA, which counts food companies like Kraft, General Mills, and Coca-Cola among its membership, isn’t necessarily …

Price Check on Aisle Earth

How the global food market starves the poor [video]

To understand the complexities of the international food market — and how traders in Chicago can cause Africans to starve — you could get a Ph.D. in economics, or read a 400-page report from the …

Taking re-spawnsibility

The water wars: California’s salmon vs. agribiz interests

I’ve been selling fish for 30 years, and I’m pleased that my store, the Monterey Fish Market, has a reputation for exceptionally fresh and sustainably sourced seafood. We’re lucky in that our customers support us …

Cafeteria Confidential

New study says school food may make kids fatter

A new study from the University of Michigan finds that kids who eat the food served in schools are more likely to be overweight or obese than peers who bring lunch from home, and also …

TOUGH COOKIES

The ‘femivore’: New breed of feminist, or frontier throwback?

Playing chicken: Mad Men über-hausfrau Betty Draper and Bay Area poultry farmer Alexis Koefoed. Koefoed photo: Bart NagelHave locavores and feminists — factions that a few years ago, some bloggers believed to be fundamentally at …

Food

12 things you should never put in your mouth [SLIDESHOW]

You cannot imagine the stuff that passes for food.  Lucky for you, we have found ample photographic evidence.  You may not want to view this on a full stomach.

WTFood?!

12 things you should never put in your mouth [SLIDESHOW]

You cannot imagine the stuff that passes for food.  Lucky for you, we have found ample photographic evidence.  You may not want to view this on a full stomach.

SOIL YOURSELF

Websites that connect would-be farmers to land are blooming

A new website called the Midwest Farm Connection aims to connect new farmers with established farmland owners, and to the resources they need to get a sustainable operation up and running — from small-business advice …