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September 25, 2015

Food choices are often influenced by forces out of your control

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Scientists, politicians and the Pope are not the only ones calling for action on climate change these days. Farmers are observing changes in rainfall, temperature and other patterns in weather that have spurred them into shifting their farming methods. In fact, while climate change is not a source of scientific contention, how to farm in the future is a hot topic in the scientific realm

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Word that Americans throw away about one third of our available food has been getting around. Now there’s an official goal aimed at reducing that waste

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The Dark Side of Coffee

August 31, 2015

An unequal social and environmental exchange. The humble coffee bean is one of the most important and actively traded commodities in the world. It doesn’t take more than a glance at American coffee consumption stats to understand why

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The complaint against the Swiss food giant follows one last week accusing Costco Wholesale Corp. of selling farmed shrimp from Thailand, where slave labor and human trafficking in the fishing industry are allegedly widespread

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New research suggests consumers completely misinterpret on-package nutrition information.

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In the coming months, a few shoppers will encounter a new and unfamiliar phrase when looking at packages of pork: “Produced without the use of ractopamine.”

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When we go to the supermarket, we rarely think about how that piece of chicken or piece of pork ended up on the shelves. There’s a high level of disconnect when it comes to our food, author Sonia Faruqi says. We don’t know how the animals were treated, or the conditions on these industrial farms

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