Your Granny Smith has a story. Here’s what it’s like to harvest apples

NPR offers a thoughtful radio portrait of one migrant apple picker's life.


Senate panel warms to GMOs

On the agriculture committee, at least, senators showed little stomach for regulating GMOs and more support for a national voluntary labeling law.

Spray It? Don't Say It!

What’s the deal with pesticides and local food?

When an inquisitive shopper wonders if her local farmers are dousing her with misinformation about pesticides, Umbra produces an answer.


Mediterranean diet might keep your brain young, science says

Researchers found that the brains of those who stuck to a Mediterranean diet -- lots of veggies, some fish, and little meat and dairy -- had more gray and white matter.


Special COP21-branded apples will be handed out at Paris climate summit

The tattooed apples are intended to remind conference-goers that crops are susceptible to climate change.


The long, sad decline of the United States’ alpacas

The great alpaca bubble has finally burst.

Climate & Energy

Popcorn, climate change, and crazy weather: Watch this neat science explanation

Climate scientist uses a microwave to explain extreme weather and global warming.


This California district brings tasty, local, affordable food to the cafeteria

The Riverside School District does school food right.


OF COURSE you want to plant a winter garden! Here’s how to get started

Wherever you live, you have some options to grow your own veggies all the way through the dark, cold months.