The big buzz in Hollywood is legalized backyard bees

The Los Angeles City Council voted to legalize urban beekeeping, overturning a ban from the dark days of 1879.


Do industrial agricultural methods actually yield more food per acre than organic ones?

To grow enough food for everyone, we're going to have to borrow the best ideas from all sides of the agricultural debate.


California: Stop medicating animals! Animal ag industry: Cool

California's tight new restrictions on antibiotic use for farm animals aren't upsetting farmers the way you'd have expected a few years ago.

Shard Truths

When I recycle a beer bottle, does it secretly end up in the landfill?

You toss your glass bottles in the recycling without a second thought -- but where do they end up? Umbra digs in to a national dilemma.


New York’s JFK airport has an urban farm. Wait, what?

An urban garden opens outside JetBlue Airways' Terminal 5.

This pumpkin shortage will be the scariest thing about Halloween

Thanks, climate change!


What the TPP means for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Here's what we know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership so far.

Meat cheaters

Are vegetarians secretly eating meat when drunk?

A new poll claims the drunken munchies are the Achilles heel of vegetarians.


Yogurt trends make our wildest creams come true

Fat is back -- when it comes to yogurt, at least.