How Much Can Dietary Changes and Food Production Practices Help Mitigate Climate Change?
Food policy experts weigh in on the possibilities of individual diet choices and sustainable production methods.
Ideology Can Skew Our Views on the Healthiness of Food
New research finds that marketing messages that are inconsistent with our values can lead us to view a food product as less healthy.
A Modernized New Deal Could Revive the American Agriculture Industry
U.S. agriculture needs to make a systemwide shift that cuts carbon emissions, reduces vulnerability to climate chaos and prioritizes economic justice.
The FDA Finds Groceries Are Contaminated. But Will It Do Anything About That?
PFAS in water are already regulated. Environmental advocates think it's time for food to be regulated too.
America's Leading Animal Geneticist Wants to Talk to You About GMOs
Alison Van Eenennaam has spent the last decade explaining gene editing to critics who find fear more compelling than data. Is anybody listening?
White Americans' Food Choices Are Contributing Disproportionately to Climate Change
A new study finds that more greenhouse gases are emitted producing the typical diet of a white American than that of a Hispanic or African American.
Disease-Resistant Pigs Are Here. Why Aren't We Eating Them?
The FDA cleared the last hurdle for the first GMO fish. Industry groups want pigs to be next.
A Japanese Restaurant's Wait Staff Is Comprised Entirely of Elderly People With Dementia
At a comfort food place in Tokyo's Roppongi neighborhood, all the servers have dementia.
Should We Listen to That French Fry Recommendation?
Fries aren't the healthiest food, but they do not act alone.
The Less People Understand Science, the More Afraid of GMOs They Are
A lack of scientific literacy is correlated with undue fears around genetic modification, chemicals, and common food production techniques.
Are Organic Farms Ruining California's Rural Coast?
California loves its locally sourced meat and dairy, but conservationists claim the foodie trend can cause serious damage to the state's grasslands.
You Don't Really Want that Burger—You Want Higher Social Status
An evolutionary leftover makes it hard to convince people to shift to a vegetarian diet.
Increased Access to Local Produce Is Leading to Healthier Lives for SNAP Recipients
Advocates working to increase access to fruits and vegetables in America's food deserts report that the growing popularity of Double Up Food Bucks programs is helping curb the $160 billion spent on illnesses related to lack of healthy food.
In Kotzebue, Alaska, Hunters Are Bringing Traditional Foods—and a Sense of Comfort—to Their Local Elders
In one tiny city in Alaska, hunters are working to provide the local elderly population with access to traditional foods. By making that effort, they have become a model for a person-centered approach to care.
Breaking Down the Complex Case of Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture
Due to a mix of factors around the issue there is a risk we may be moving toward a non-ideal situation for animals and humans alike.