An in-depth look at how urban gardening is hoping to heal divisions that have plagued Milwaukee—and our nation as a whole

The push for organic food to supplant conventionally produced food (i.e., produced with pesticides, supplements and artificial fertilizers) has always been hampered by the claim that the organic production style couldn’t provide the volume of food...

Washington, DC attorneys Allison Sheedy and Daniel McInnis share their home in the city’s Chevy Chase neighborhood with their four children. They share their large yard with Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Minnie Mouse, India, and Red, their four egg-laying hens...

This is what happens when government regulators control definitions of words.

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The Cavendish banana was truly fortunate to have been discovered by humans. Without our adoption, this sweet and attractive—but seedless—banana would have disappeared into the jungle long ago because, as a genetic mistake, it was doomed to be an...

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This post originally appeared at Emily Monosson's blog: Evolution in a Toxic World

We live in an age of pesticide and antibiotic overuse. One outcome is...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

Consider, for a moment, that lettuce leaf on your plate. It probably traveled a long way to get there—about 1,500 miles, on average.1 In fact, your dinner has probably seen more of the world than you have: the average American meal contains...

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From acres of sheeting to miles of twine, farms use billions of pounds of plastic each year. What can we do to reduce the impact?

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