Food

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

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Soda tax might be working better than expected

Berkeley residents are drinking about two fewer sugary drinks per week since the tax started, according to a new study.

it's a wonderful world

This California couple uses more water than all of the homes in Los Angeles

Lynda and Stewart Resnick built a billion-dollar megafarming empire.

fuel’s errand

EPA scolded for failing to turn in its very important ethanol homework

The agency will reassess fuel farming by the end of next year.

Hamburglar Comin

McDonald’s feeble attempt to encourage walking is short-lived

The company put fitness trackers in Happy Meals along with the customary 23 grams of fat. They didn’t last.

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Watch this adorable preview for the end of the world

Erosion is the most terrifying and boring problem you’ve never heard about.

c'est la vie

It’ll be hard to toast to the end of the world without champagne

Pour one out for the champagne industry. Wait, don't.

OMG

Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Its herbicide-tolerant crop is pitting farmer against farmer.

Climate & Energy

Why the heck isn’t drought-stricken California measuring water?

A new report reveals the big water problems California has yet to solve.