health + science

food politics

Politics of the Plate: Sweet Victory

Courts are ruling against genetically engineered crops, but where does the Obama administration stand?
food politics

The Gourmet Q + A: Richard Wrangham

In his new book, Catching Fire, Richard Wrangham, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University, makes the case that cooking was the definitive evolutionary step that made us humans what we...
food politics

Reduce Debt to Lose Weight?

A new study suggests that owing money (regardless of your income level) makes you fat.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Toxic Strawberries?

California’s governor will soon decide whether to approve a new—and possibly very dangerous—pesticide for use on this beloved summer fruit.
food politics

Cooking School for Soldiers

Sick of dishing out heat-and-eat meals, a group of Army Special Forces cooks enlists the help of a civilian chef.
food politics

Seeds Of Change

With the world’s hungry topping one billion, a first lady—and it’s not Michelle—announces a fresh approach to food policy.
food + cooking

Grilling Outlaws

This summer rite may seem like an inalienable right, but for many Americans (maybe even you), outdoor grilling is illegal.
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

Recession Flexitarians

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

Politics of the Plate: Nobu’s Blues

Advice for the superstar sushi chef on how to deal with tuna.
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