Scary Food

Scary Food

GMO-labeling game plan: California or bust!

GMO labeling advocates have tried a variety of tactics this year; get the rundown on what hasn't worked so far and what just might.

Scary Food

Bacon milkshake contains no actual bacon

In a marketing decision that was clearly made by stoners for stoners, Jack in the Box is debuting a bacon-flavored milkshake. At 1,081 calories for 24 ounces, this seems like a great way to get most of a full day’s …

Factory Farms

Sh*t happens: Mysterious ‘manure foam’ causes pig farms to explode

Several concentrated animal feeding operations in Minnesota and Iowa have already exploded, causing major damage and the deaths of thousands of pigs.

Scary Food

MRSA MRSA me: Getting the facts about the superbug in pork

Confused about the latest science on antibiotic-resistant Staph bacteria found in grocery-store pork? So were we, until we spoke to expert Maryn McKenna.


Red color in Texas river turns out to be pig blood

Apologies for starting off y’all’s Monday mornings on the grossest note possible, but this story was too appalling not to share. In Texas, near Dallas, an amateur drone pilot snapped a pic of a suspiciously red creek. (Weird, we know! …

Industrial Agriculture

Monsanto’s new seeds could be a tech dead end

In response to Roundup-resistant "superweeds," Monsanto is rolling out a generation of seeds that will also withstand an old, toxic pesticide called 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.


Oklahoma makes bold move to not eat human fetuses

Apparently the new hotness among Republicans is legislating against things that don't exist.


New food reporting project dives deep into pork drug

A new report on the use of a growth-promoting drug in pork production -- and its impact on international trade -- is just the tip of the iceberg for the Food and Environment Reporting Network.


McDonald’s discovers social media can backfire when people hate you

When McDonald's tried to launch the #McDStories Twitter campaign, they clearly envisioned a bunch of fond memories from Big Mac lovers. Unfortunately, they really, really misunderstood social media.