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.

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.

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.

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.

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, …

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.

With the global climate pact dead, China gets hungry for U.S. factory pork

China's growing appetite for meat -- and its rapid conversion to U.S.-style industrial meat production -- may prove just as damaging to the climate as its growing proliferation of cars. The only winners will be U.S. exporters of cheap corn …

Cooking outside my comfort zone, Part 1: A remembrance of squash blossoms past

In honor of National Farmers Market Week next week, I attempt to fry up some fiori di zucca.

Smoking vs. obesity: Which health issue most deserves taxpayers' dollars?

Anti-smoking spending is down, while anti-obesity spending is up. Is this really a problem?