Climate & Energy

Three pillars of a food revolution

As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? It's a question of values.

Food Feeding the City

What U.S. citydwellers really spend on food and drink

Five average Detroit households could subsist on one profligate Austinite's food budget. Check out an infographic showing which cities spend the most and least on food.


Fair fare: Fun on a stick [SLIDESHOW]

It's county fair season, and as farmers compete for handsomest Holstein, vendors are vying to impale the most outrageous items on a stick and fry them.

Food Feeding the City

Seattle’s new urban-ag models are sprouting in friendly soil

Seattle's urban ag scene is flourishing, with innovative startup farms and organizations putting down roots alongside established ones. And with new legislation just passed Aug. 16, they will have even more room and resources with which to grow.


The county fair: Less country every year, even in Nebraska

When the tomatoes turn red and the corn is so tall I can't even reach the top by jumping, I get a hankering for funnel cake, sno-cones, and the tilt-a-whirl. It must be county fair season in the Midwest! But …

Business & Technology

D.C. schools refuse to disclose food-rebate accounting

Attorneys for D.C. Public Schools have refused to release an accounting of more than $1 million in rebates received from corporate food manufacturers, claiming that details about the rebates constitute "trade secrets."


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.


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.


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.