Our bodies don’t need meat. So why can’t we give it up?

A new book explains why humans eat animals.


Organic milk is not the same as better milk

Where your milk comes from may be just as important as an organic label.


Species-wide gene editing could potentially save life on earth — or permanently damage it

Top scientists just encouraged more research into this controversial new technology.


Our rotten immigration policies have left us with a bunch of rotten food

Ramped-up border patrols have kept farmworkers away — which is a big problem for our agricultural system.


Watch a very buff seed take on his roided-up GMO counterparts

Mr. Seed thinks the agrichemical industry isn’t as sexy as he is.


The American diet is an exercise in extremes. How can we find the middle ground?

We talked to Sophie Egan about how the secret to changing the way we eat might require changing the way we work.

Business & Technology

Food-safety regulation thwarts start-up’s dream to bring you home-cooked meals

Is there a way to sensibly regulate food safety without drumming out innovation -- and homemade pupusas?


This veggie is as good for the planet as it is for the body

Get over it, kale. The hippest new veggie grows in the sea.

Shelf Improvement

These simple steps will make your refrigerator work better

Advice maven Umbra Fisk serves up some advice on saving money and energy in the kitchen.