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.


There’s a run on cauliflower, friend of the paleo diet, enemy to flavor

Unseasonably cold weather is to blame for skyrocketing cauliflower prices.


Here are some brilliant ways to use up your leftover eggnog

Can't drink it all? Here's how to finish off that ’nog.

Don’t toss those candycanes: Fun ways to cook up leftover Christmas food

As the holidays wrap up, don't throw away your decorations: eat them.


How will Midwest farmers prepare for the impact of climate change?

Researchers predict that the Midwest's corn and soybean yields could fall 25 percent by 2050.