Food

Food

More corn for meat and ethanol, less habitat for Gulf fish

As if the Deepwater Horizon disaster weren’t enough, this year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever.

Food

Stunning color images of Depression-era rural America [SLIDESHOW]

You're probably familiar with the iconic black-and-white photos of farmworkers by Dorothea Lange and others, but these color images offer a gripping, intimate glimpse of the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small-town residents.

Food

Ask Umbra on avoiding 'pink slime' in ground beef and flushing kitty litter

Ask Umbra tackles where to buy slime-free hamburger meat. She also revisits the flushability issue from last week's kitty litter column.

Food

Book review: 'How to Grow a School Garden'

'How to Grow a School Garden' is a practical guide to getting a school garden off the ground.

Food

Urbivore's Dilemma, Week 8: What seasonal food can teach you

Eight weeks down, 21 more to go for this takeout eater turning into a local, seasonal CSA adventurer. One who was feeling distinctly yellow this week.

Food

Study links 'Western diet' with ADHD in kids

Australian scientists find that a diet high in processed foods and meat is associated with an increased risk of ADHD for kids.Yet another reason to eat those veggies.

Food

New-potato nirvana, transformed into a meal

When the first potatoes came in this week, I made a classic post-harvest "second breakfast." Get the recipe.

Business & Technology

Online food co-ops like Nebraska's create innovative virtual farmers markets

Right now, I'm facing a problem shared by scores of farmers. I have four lambs that have been raised entirely on grass, and I know there are customers eager to buy them. I just don't know who they are. Luckily, …

Business & Technology

Will Frito-Lay's new traveling greenhouse really sell more potato chips?

Frito-Lay, the $13 billion business unit of PepsiCo, is spending millions to try and persuade people it's a simple, farmer-friendly company, and I haven't the faintest clue why.