Ever experience pangs of guilt when ordering at a restaurant? This comic will feel a little too real

Welcome to The Last Honest Restaurant, where all of the food is deliciously horrible.


Sorry, paleo fans, science says carbs helped make your brain big

A new study shows that carbs were essential in human brain development. Pass the French fries, scientists!

Business & Technology

From cutting down rainforests to restoring them: A company changes course

As companies begin to try to put sustainability commitments into practice, moves like this one by Asia Pulp & Paper are essential.


This communal fridge is pretty damn amazing

A small town in Spain set up a Solidarity Fridge to keep perfectly good food out of the dumpster.

Business & Technology

Monsanto’s coming up with an alternative to GMOs

The spray-on crop defense is temporary and doesn't permanently alter genetic information.


What should you think about when buying essential oils?

It takes tons of plants to make those little phials of essential oils, so the "how" really matters. Umbra offers a guide for the oil-concerned.

The Arbiter

What seafood is OK to eat, anyway? Ask an expert

When it comes to sustainable seafood, you could say director of Seafood Watch Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly is the ultimate arbiter of taste.


Can we level the playing field for coffee growers?

Here's the background on direct trade and its effect on coffee farmers.

Climate & Energy

The Midwest’s corn fields are even worse for the planet than we thought

The Corn Belt's fertilizer habit releases a greenhouse gas with nearly 300 times the heat-trapping power of carbon dioxide.