Midwestern wine makers have it tough — but neighbors can make it tougher

In 1999, there were three grape vineyards in Iowa. Now there are 230. But each could be wiped out by a commonly applied pesticide called 2, 4-D.


Do locavores really need math lessons?

Are locavores wrong in thinking they're helping to save the planet, as a recent NYT op-ed challenged? Experts James McWilliams, Anna Lappe, and others weigh in.

Michael Pollan on egg recall and the high costs of cheap food

CNN's Sanjay Gupta asks Michael Pollan, the food movement's egghead-in-chief, whether it's worth it to pay more for eggs.

My daughter, the grass-fed rib-eye fanatic

Of all the things a daughter could be addicted to -- drugs, sex, texting -- steak doesn't seem so bad. But this could be a very expensive habit.

Jamie Oliver wins Emmy for 'Food Revolution'

Amazingly, given the absence of Snooki or dancing routines, Jamie Oliver won an Emmy Saturday for Outstanding Reality TV Program.

Food Feeding the City

From Motown to Growtown: The greening of Detroit

Where factories once flourished, hope sprouts in Detroit's urban gardens and farms, and projects like Greening Detroit.

My Intentional Life: Hot Flies in the Summertime

The roomies jackhammer up concrete to make way for a garden. See what happens when that freshly-tilled urban soil meets a rainy summer and feral cats.

With salmonella recall expanding to half a billion eggs, it's time to rethink ‘efficiency'

No one can say the egg industry isn't efficient. With the 10 largest producers owning 135 million hens, they can poison millions in a single swoop.

More research linking pesticide exposure to ADHD in kids

UC Berkeley researchers have been studying the relationship between pesticide exposure and attention problems in children living in California's Salinas Valley, aka America's "Lettuce Bowl." Not surprisingly, they're at much higher risk for ADHD.