by Jina Song You who step on a banana peel are unfortunate. You who step on a loach are not. Improperly stepping on the fish, you will slide. The storekeeper will ...
The videos for all the sessions of the conference (including the keynote speech delivered by Dolores Huerta) are now available.
William von Schneidau, an intrepid butcher in Seattle, is giving a whole new meaning to “potbelly pig.” Lately, he’s been feeding marijuana refuse to the pigs he turns into prosciutto for BB Ranch, his butcher shop in the city’s famous Pike Place Market. Pot-scented bacon? Well, not quite. Click here to read more on NPR’s The […]
The growing trend of drinking and selling raw milk is getting one of its first major legal battles, with an Amish farmer possibly facing jail time for violating Wisconsin’s dairy and food licensing laws by selling unpasteurized milk. What questions are raised by his trial? Let’s count ‘em down. Click here to read more on […]
Nearly two decades after their mid-’90s debut in US farm fields, GMO seeds are looking less and less promising. Do the industry’s products ramp up crop yields? The Union of Concerned Scientists looked at that question in detail for a 2009 study. Short answer: marginally, if at all. Do they lead to reduced pesticide use? […]
A trio of intrepid Canadian Star Trek fans became friends over some cold brews and intergalactic scuttlebutt during last year’s festive Spock Days celebration in the Canadian Prairie. One thing led to another, and soon they’d decided it was high time for a Vulcan-themed beer. Click here to read more on Grub Street.
A professor in the Department of Agriculture at Zagreb University has been exploring using bees to find landmines since 2007. Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina and other countries from former Yugoslavia still have around 250,000 buried mines which were left there during the wars of the early 90s. Since the end of the war more than 300 people […]