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Byline: By Tamar Haspel

When was the last time you read a story where the villain was celery? Pull up a chair.Food and agriculture are complicated, and I end up writing a...

As climate change climbs the chart of existential threats, soil is getting a lot of attention. Back when it supported forest or grassland, before...

What has the world come to when people get death threats for expressing an opinion about agriculture?The toxicity of the debate about farming in...

What happens when you take the artificial colors, flavors and preservatives out of Pillsbury slice-and-bake chocolate chip cookies? You have a...

Have you heard that junk food is cheaper than fruits and vegetables because of the farm bill? It sure seems reasonable, because the ingredients in...

Taste Testing a Fall Favorite

10/24/17

Eating tree bark is often the punchline of some bad joke about a healthful diet. But we do it — collectively, to the tune of tens of millions of...

I’m supertired of superfoods. And it’s not just because I really don’t want to drink chaga tea. It’s because the game of finding some nutrient in...

As observances go, Arbor Day is taken about as seriously as Groundhog Day. The last time you gave it a thought was probably second grade, when your...

Organic Farming Can Benefit Environment

5/24/16

The whole point of organic agriculture is soil. Farm in such a way that your soil stays healthy — rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial...



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