California has a real water market — but it’s not exactly liquid

Farmers are buying and selling water up and down the Golden State, and that helps cut waste. If we streamlined and modernized the system, it could do even more.

Jurassic Pork

Nightmare school district serves students old-ass meat

The six-year-old pork roast could've served a term on the Senate. Grossed out yet?


This activist is bringing Kentucky’s hot food scene to a tray near you

Sarah Fritschner is leading a farm-to-cafeteria movement in Kentucky.


When I eat honey, do I hurt bees?

A reader wonders if she should avoid using beeswax, royal jelly, and honey. Umbra's answer is sweet.


Watch this Kansas farm beat the market with the honor system (and a llama)

JaKo Farm avoids the farmers market by selling their products through an on-farm store -- and it's paying off.

big clucking deal

Tyson says: No more antibiotics for our chickens

The largest American chicken producer says it will stop using human antibiotics by 2017. Today the U.S., tomorrow the world?


Can zippy startup ideas and code speed local food to urban plates?

San Francisco's Good Eggs is taking another run at the dream of using apps and the internet to change the way we buy food for the better.


This is why you’re seeing Mason jars everywhere

If only down-home images could make food healthier and more sustainable, all our food system's problems would vanish.