Why did Whole Foods tart up my organic peanut butter?

In which I buy a jar of organic peanut butter from Whole Foods, find that it has added fat and sugar -- just like Jif! -- and am filled with righteous indignation.

The time it always rained

For farmers, water is both boon and bane. Here in Nebraska, we've already gotten more rain than we usually get for the entire year, and more is on the way.

Farmers markets growing like weeds around country

The USDA announced that there are now 6,132 farmers markets in the country, up a stunning 214 percent since 2000. But direct sales still represent just a tiny drop in the U.S. food bucket.

The Governator defends a farm-labor regime that dates back to the days of lynchings

By vetoing a bill that would have given farm workers equal footing with other workers, California's governor has defended an injustice that lies at the heart of our food system.

Food Feeding the City

New Agtivist: Urban farmer Annie Novak aims sky high

From her rooftop perch at Eagle Street Farm, urban farmer Annie Novak is on a mission to inspire New Yorkers to grow, cook, and eat good food. She shares what motivates her and what advice she offers for potential farmers …

Food Feeding the City

The history of urban agriculture should inspire its future

Urban agriculture seems new and exotic, but it's been the norm for cities since the dawn of farming 10,000 years ago.

Cooking outside my comfort zone, Part 2: Fresh chickpeas

Last week, in honor of National Farmers Market Week Aug 1-7, I vowed to buy and cook some unfamiliar vegetables. My second foray, into fresh garbanzo beans, has opened the door to a new acquaintance.

Waiter, there's some-fin in my soup [VIDEO]

If you give a flip about what flops across your plate -- and want to avoid the dinner faux pas of the lady in this video -- then now is a great time to take some advice from the TV …

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.