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 …

Food Feeding the City

Can Oakland plant a policy revolution to match its grassroots efforts?

Unlike in Seattle or San Francisco, urban ag projects in Oakland have flourished through benign neglect.


This Labor Day, will Trader Joe's finally do right by farmworkers?

Trader Joe's is among the most recent targets of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers' Fair Food Campaign. But if Joe is feeling the heat, he ain't showing it.