food politics

Slideshow: Farm Auction

Portraits of a sixth-generation family farm in its final day.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Selling the Farm

For a sixth-generation farming family, the time has finally come to let go.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Roundup Ready—or Not?

A court decision comes as good news for opponents of genetically modified crops. But is it the beginning of a political sea change, or just a blip?
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Milking for Profit

One of the nation’s largest dairy processors could soon come under investigation by the Justice Department.
food politics

The Gourmet Q + A: Robert Kenner

The director of Food, Inc. discusses how “veggie libel laws” have silenced critics of the food industry, why travel is horrible, and more.
food + cooking

Beef Buying Guide

More and more of us are willing to pay a premium for beef that is “sustainable.” Selecting from the choices can be confusing, though.
food + cooking

Our Cooling Relationship with the Frozen-Food Industry

How did major manufacturers decide it was a good idea to delegate responsibility for food-safety inspections to home cooks?
food politics

Politics of the Plate: It’s in the Bag

A new study concludes that reusable shopping bags can harbor bacteria and fungi. But a closer look reveals that this supposed public-health threat may be more of a scare campaign....
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Perennial Waves of Grain

According to plant geneticist Wes Jackson, we could see a commercially viable variety of perennial wheat within a decade—and he has the flour from his experimental plantings to prove it....
food politics

Politics of the Plate: The Price is Wrong

Call them elitist if you will, but panelists at a recent sustainable-food conference make a strong case for why food should cost more.
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