Business & Technology

Grocery stores try setting up fake farmers markets

Farmers markets have got a good thing growing. Unfortunately, copycats have been cropping up as they try to get their paws on the green that comes with that success.


This is why we're fat — by the numbers

Nibbling on the data nuggets found in this "Food Consumption in America" infographic delivers a real jaw-dropper, showing the literal weight of an average American's food choices in a typical year. See how Americans weigh in!


Do Berkeley school gardens get an A or a C for motivating kids?

Supporters of school gardens were thrilled with a new report showing that Berkeley's gardening and cooking initiative made students more eager to eat vegetables and choose healthy food. But a closer look reveals that while fourth- and fifth-graders benefited, middle-schoolers …


Urbivore's Dilemma, Week 16: Food in a time of loss

On my way to my Greek grandfather's deathbed, I ponder life, love, good dinners -- and people who make you sick.


What Does Berkeley's School Garden Study Really Mean?

Supporters of school gardens were positively giddy with news this week that a three-year study of a garden and cooking initiative in Berkeley, Calif., schools had shown students more eager to eat vegetables and make healthy food choices. But a …


Help the Corn Refiners rename high-fructose corn syrup

The Corn Refiners Association announced it was changing high-fructose corn syrup's name to "corn sugar" -- but oops! that's already a regulated term. Wanna give these guys a Gristy hand?


An 11-year-old schools us on what's wrong with the current food system [VIDEO]

In this TEDx video, 11-year-old Birke Baehr covers the risks of genetically modified foods, CAFOs, pesticides and fertilizers, and food irradiation.


Colbert to Congress: What would Jesus do about migrant farm workers? [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert testified before Congress in wise-cracking character, but dropped the mask to explain why he thinks sticking up for farm workers is the Christian thing to do.


Stephen Colbert takes to the field — and the witness stand — for farm workers

Animal-rights groups have plenty of celebrity spokesmodels, most notably Alicia Silverstone. But labor rights, in particular for immigrant farm workers? Not so sexy. That is, until Stephen Colbert decided to have some fun with it.