food politics

Politics of the Plate: Sweet Victory

Courts are ruling against genetically engineered crops, but where does the Obama administration stand?
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: Seal of Disapproval

The European Parliament’s ban on Canadian seal products smacks of hypocrisy.
travel + culture

Going Green While Turning Gray

A Southwest assisted-living facility serves up farm-to-table living, with acres of tomatoes, herb gardens, and a mean rotisserie chicken.
food politics

Schmear Tactics

Palm oil is in high demand as a healthy alternative to trans fats. While this may be good for our arteries, it's horrible for the environment.

Sustaining Vision

Deep in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley lives a self-described “grass farmer” who is living proof, as Michael Pollan discovers, that there is such a thing as a free lunch.
September 2002

Shear Joy Down Under

In the surprisingly fragile Australian outback, a working sheep ranch inspires wool gathering, whether in a shearing shed or on a shady veranda.
June 2002
Subscribe to Gourmet