Would you like some criticism on your GMO-free Chipotle burrito?

When the healthy-fast-food chain announced it was dropping most GMO ingredients, it probably didn't expect a full-on media backlash.

Good Vibrations

Yes, plants need vibrators, too

Plants, just like your girlfriend, think vibrators are the bees' knees.


What are the most eco-friendly nuts?

A reader wonders what to put in his trail mix. Umbra gets nutty.


This infographic shows why good bread costs more dough

Here's a comparison of how an artisanal loaf of bread from your local bakery might be made vs. a bagged loaf from the grocery store.

Sturgeon General Warning

What swims in rivers, rhymes with drought, and is dying in California?

Californians: Prepare to see a lot more catfish in years to come. Mm-mmm, mudcats.


Instead of feeling bad about being single and childless, this woman started an awesome farm

Danelle Myer realized she had the freedom to do something radical, so she started an organic farm.


What farm cooperatives can do for the food system — and farmers

Cooperatives aren't a panacea, but they could get regionally sourced pancetta to a supermarket near you. 


In Germany, elderly bike messengers will deliver your local veggies

It's the Germans' answer to Amazon drones, and it's way, way better.

With Farms Wide Open

From farmworker to farm owner: One man’s story of the American dream

What is the bigger challenge: Going from farmworker to farmer, or immigrant to citizen?