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food politics

Up Close and Personal with the Genetic Modifiers

My two-day field trip with Germany’s BASF Plant Science.
food politics

The Kid’s Menu: Eating While Pregnant

Expectant mothers are treated like criminals if they’re caught with a glass of wine or a plate of sushi—but it’s time to change that.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Frankenfish

If the FDA has its way, genetically modified fish may soon arrive at supermarkets—without labels to tell you what you’re buying.
food politics

Meatless Meals, Courtesy of Heather Mills

What will the impoverished New York neighborhood of Hunts Point do with $1 million worth of vegan food?
food politics

Politics of the Plate: Dining on Cloned Beef

You may have eaten meat from the progeny of a cloned cow without even knowing it.
wine + spirits + beer

Drinking Smart and Cheap

If you’ve got the guts to trust your taste buds, you don’t have to spend a Jackson to find a wine you’ll enjoy.
food politics

Baltimore’s New School Chef

Charm City’s famously troubled schools, with their sky-high rates of obesity, are getting a major culinary makeover.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: R.I.P., rBST (Redux)

An agricultural giant buckles under pressure and dumps its bovine growth hormone business.
food politics

Why You Should Avoid Raw Salmon

Raw salmon dishes like tartare and crudo are growing in popularity. But unless that fish has been frozen first, it could give you a tapeworm.
food politics

Politics of the Plate: How Sweet It Isn’t

A study reveals the link between fructose and obesity; the Girl Scouts roll out their least healthy treat yet; and more.
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