food + cooking

Quenching the Global Thirst for Clean Water

More than one billion of the world's population cannot count on safe water for drinking and cooking. But new technologies are helping to bring fresh sips to the mouths of millions, Katherine Harmon reports...
food + cooking

10 Questions for Walmart's Sustainability Director, Kory Lundberg

The chief of environmental stewardship for America’s largest grocer tells Carolina Santos-Neves how far this giant has come in reducing waste, conserving resources, and stocking its shelves with...
food politics

Politics of the Plate: The Conscientious Carnivore

Can meat be a part of an environmentally sustainable diet?
food politics

Carbon 101

Footprints, offsets, and conversion factors: The jargon of sustainability can confuse even the most environmentally sensitive among us, particularly in the supermarket aisles. Here’s a handy...
food politics

Politics of the Plate: What’s the Catch?

Finally, some good news about seafood.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Salmon on Drugs

A new report indicates rampant antibiotic use at Chilean fish farms, which supply most of the U.S.’s farmed salmon.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Organic Warfare

An advocacy group criticizes the USDA’s “dysfunctional” management of the nation’s organic program.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: When Organic Is Not Organic

USDA certified organic fish doesn’t exist—but you wouldn’t necessarily know it to read the labels at a seafood counter.
food politics

Recession Flexitarians

The economic downturn may have a positive effect on the meat-heavy American diet.
food politics

Humane Slaughterhouses

Okay, so your steak comes from a cow that lived a happy life—but how did that life end?
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