Food

Food

Don’t believe the slander: Americans are eating less crap.

But the rich still eat better than the rest.

Tune up time

Time to invest in agriculture that can survive changing climates. Like, now.

We tend to treat farming like an old car: Scrimp on routine maintenance and panic when disaster strikes.

Nary a Drop to Drink

When I travel, is bottled water the best option?

A reader getting ready to live abroad wonders how to find potable water. Advice maven Umbra Fisk says the power is in his hands.

corncob pipe dream

Can we finally make gasoline out of corncobs?

Maybe we really will drive corn-powered cars someday

fruitless effort

No peaches or apricots? Blame the Northeast’s warm, wacky winter.

El Niño has made life less peachy for stone fruits.

good dirt

Plants have an immune system, too. It’s called soil.

The more microbes, the merrier.

Food

Kenya is on the brink of approving GMOs

Most African countries have locked out GMO crops, but a few are beginning to open their doors.

as kazakh as apple pie

Your food is better traveled than you are

National ​dishes are made up of ingredients from around the world.

That's Offal

Can we reduce meat’s climate impact by eating more animal parts?

A reader wonders if looking beyond choice cuts would lessen a carnivore's carbon footprint. Advice maven Umbra Fisk wags her tongue.