The FDA is proposing some controversial changes to that familiar "nutrition facts" label, like accounting for the fact that NO ONE eats just a half-cup of ice cream. Are you into it?

Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00pm | 155 comments

open thread
Today let's watch this, cry, and talk about it.

Sep 16, 2013 at 12:33pm | 78 comments

New York City wants to try to force you to be "healthy," whether you like it or not.

Sep 18, 2012 at 1:00pm | 324 comments

farm workers
“...the EEOC reports that women in California refer to the fields as 'fil de calzon' or 'the fields of panties' because sexual harassment is so widespread.”
capitalism is not your friend
Monsanto is feeding something, all right: its coffers. One costly lawsuit at a time.
food politics
Pink slime has indisputably been served to American schoolchildren over the last few years. Now, both civilians and politicians are pushing to eliminate the stuff from school lunches.
class issues
I'm poor enough that I have to choose between food and toilet paper, but not poor enough for food stamps, apparently.
Fort Bragg is in pretty dire straits, a lot like me, and I hope both of us can pull through. I know neither of us is going to do it without a community, because it’s impossible to survive on your own.
container gardening
There's this tendency in America, particularly within DIY circles, to romanticize farming. Let me make it clear: Farming ain't all that bucolic, y'all.
food politics
In tonight's very special episode, Lesley grows something she hadn't planned on planting: humility.