6 great reasons to give up shrimp for good

America's favorite seafood comes with reports of unsavory working conditions and ecological destruction.


Sanders vs. Clinton on farm policy: Similar plans, differing worldviews

The two Democratic candidates support similar solutions to problems with the rural economy, but they differ over the causes.

The disturbing lack of black organic farmers

There are only 116 certified organic farms owned by black people. Why?

Why isn’t the U.S. counting meat producers’ climate emissions?

The meat industry is the only major source of greenhouse gases in the country excluded from filing annual emissions reports.

Sweet Lowdown

Is sugar production still wrecking the Everglades?

A Floridian wonders if he should buy local sugar despite its wetlands-wrecking wreputation. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk says the answer is crystal clear.

12 ideas for exciting work lunches

Have better lunches in 2016.


The food writing that set my brain on fire this year

From tanking startups to banning tips, from seafood-prepping slaves to climate-protecting seaweed, these works of food journalism brightened the year.


This map shows where wild bees are in decline

Spoiler alert: It happens to be where we need them most.


Pie in the sky: Wood-fired pizza and air quality issues

No matter how attached we might be to that super-heated crust, the traditional ways aren't automatically the healthiest.