When I was in Bangalore, India, I could not help but be intrigued by recurring news in the newspapers and on TV about the unexpected surge in the price of onions. The widespread coverage and the heated discussions surrounding the issue prove its enormous relevance in Indian politics.
While Congress battles it out over health care reform, the resulting government shutdown will have far-reaching impacts on food safety, environmental protections, food production and farming. It also has serious implications for the health and nutrition of many Americans.
While policymakers talk about how global agriculture will feed the world, we must remember that food insecurity is local and that 70 percent of the world's hungry are small-scale farmers or agricultural workers. In the end, there is no "we" who feeds "the world."
Americans are out-of-their-gourds in love with that tart orange beast. Should they be?
There's an app for that.
Each of these animals is capable of experiencing pleasure, affection, and joy, as well as sorrow, loneliness, and pain. Therefore, the question World Day for Farmed Animals asks is, "If we wouldn't raise a dog or cat for food, why would we do it to a pig, chicken, or fish?"
We need to have, in the spirit of aloha, a serious discussion about food self-sufficiency for the island. We will need everyone's contribution to this effort. How can we achieve affordable food self-sufficiency? How can we leverage our year-round growing season?
Cooking has always brought people together. But cooking for my dog turned into a real-life bromance.
Camas Davis believes in meat. She's made a career out of butchering it, cooking it and eating it the right way. Her revolution is taking place one cleave at a time.
For years, the public health nutrition field has warned Americans about the risks associated with a high-sodium diet. When the crux of the conversation focuses exclusively on sodium reduction, though, it overlooks a crucial part of the puzzle -- the ratio of sodium to potassium in our diets.
Farmers are doing their jobs. USDA did their jobs. Now Congress, by not doing their job, may be costing more 1,400 farmers their farms. Farmers are finding themselves in this last-hope situation because of many factors, often not under their control.
It was a sign from the universe I didn't miss. If this tiny, smart, biologist turned chef could make it in the kitchen, I had to try.
1. I just got drunk smelling that.
How can we engage young adults in a deeper understanding about the food system and their role in it if we never give them the opportunity to think about it?
Today, with the growing demands for fast-food outlets to shape up and offer healthy options on their ever-expanding menus, prices have been rising. And from the Fiesta Taco Salad at Taco Bell to the Big Philly Cheesesteak at Subway, some fast-food menu items are a bit pricier than you might expect.
Countries all over the world have their own lists of edible items that are banned from being imported or consumed. While some of the foods banned in the U.S. may seem obvious -- like the deadly Japanese blowfish -- others might be quite surprising.