Michelle Obama to Congress: Without school food reform, anti-obesity initiative may fail

Michelle Obama renews her call for Congress to pass the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" touting an increase in funding. But it's about more than that -- the bill may finally get junk food out of schools.


Is PETA Butter full of … vegans?

If peanut butter is chock full of peanuts, and PETA is chock full of vegans, then the only logical conclusion is that PETA Butter is chock full of vegans, no?


Searching for eggs in all the right places

It's like Easter in September on my farm, where "free range" seems to mean "free to lay your eggs anywhere but in your nice, spacious coop."


Six things you should know before defying the real food police

Growing numbers of folks involved in raw milk and other alternative foods are refusing to abide by government edicts and shutdown orders. Here's what to expect if you join the ranks of the resistance.


WTF should you make for dinner?

The adventures of daily life are many and varied and often don't amount to much. Sometimes it's just a matter of wanting to know what the f**k I should make for dinner that day. So thank goodness for this dirty-mouthed …


The omnivore's delight: One day, four meals, and 53 species

If variety is the spice of life, we Homo sapiens are the spiciest of species. I calculated that in just 24 hours, I consumed 53 species spanning four biological kingdoms and five continents. Here's why our diet biodiversity matters.


Scientists believe BPA is risky — it's just a matter of agreeing on how much

The New York Times' recent recap of the current science behind bisphenol-A's dangers suggests that scientists are waiting for results from a two-year, government funded study on the chemical to confirm what they already believe.

Climate & Energy

Meat eating can be an environmentally friendly choice, argues George Monbiot

Vegans have long been the ornery saints squatting cross-legged at the intersection of the food and environmental movements. But a new book has persuaded George Monbiot, for one, that there is a way to eat meat and dairy with a …

Business & Technology

The greatest wannabe junk food on the planet — 'extreme baby carrots'

If only vegetables had bright packaging, adrenaline-packed commercials, and millions of dollars for marketing campaigns! Maybe then they could compete with the glitzy success of junk food. Or they could go the route of "baby carrots" and pretend they're junk …