In both the ‘30s and recent history, economic collapses and food shortages troubled average people across the nation and globe. While a global food and energy crisis may seem outlandish to some, there’s no harm in being prepared by knowing what foods
Drought pushes up prices for corn, wheat, soybeans
New York's attorney general is investigating whether the multibillion-dollar energy-drink industry is deceiving consumers with misstatements about the ingredients and health value of its products.
When you gotta eat, you gotta eat I guess. Even if you are an astronaut.
This article is about a food that I have become familiar with just recently. The nutritionist at my chiropractor’s office has me on a detoxification program.
Oriental fruit flies are one of the biggest scourges to farmers around the globe, often forcing officials to put crops into quarantine just to keep Bactrocera dorsalis shut out.
The Big Agra-Big Food Complex is pouring it on in California's Proposition 37. They don't want consumers to know what is in the foods they manufacture. Yet all over the great United States, artisanal food makers are put out of business due to labelin
Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world’s population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages.
Spam may or may not be a better investment than gold (tip: it isn't, and only those for whom the only solution to a record debt crisis is more debt can claim otherwise), but some things are certain: it is edible, it is cheap and it can be stored inde
Grub Street recently highlighted this video of a cool trick to help you separate eggs. All it takes is an empty plastic soda bottle and a squeeze.
With climate change comes wild shifts in weather patterns ranging from lengthy, severe droughts to torrential rains. As this article goes to press, massive droughts are affecting the crops and livestock of Canada, the U.S., and parts of the Russian F
Another multimillion-dollar fight over a ballot initiative – with big implications for the country – is brewing in California. The initiative has a mouthful of a name: the “California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act.”
Explores the explosion of urban agriculture (especially in NY, Milwaukee, and Detroit) and interviews the "food rebels" who make things happen, even if on a very small scale. The documentary looks at community gardens as an alternative to the industr
At the center of all this is the county zoning administrator, a bureaucratic czar named Kimberley Johnson, whose bullying and heavy-handed enforcement tactics have resulted in calls for her dismissal by county farmers and residents.
How bad could a little chemical-free dirt really be? Do I really have to wash my innocent-looking blueberries?
Deep in the West Virginia woods, in a small cabin powered by the sun and the wind, a bespectacled, white-haired man is giving a video tour of his basement, describing techniques for the long-term preservation of food in case of “an emergency.”
In November, voters in the nation’s most populous state will decide whether to require labels on food and drinks containing so-called GMOs, or ingredients that come from plants whose DNA has been manipulated by scientists. To fight the initiative,
Safer choices might be Alaskan Pollock or Atlantic Mackerel, said Gerber, a conservation biologist and sushi lover. In fact, the research grew out of her interest in knowing more about the fish she was eating and the choices she and her friends made
Australian scientists said Friday there was now “striking evidence” of extensive southward migration of tropical fish and declines in other species due to climate change, in a major ocean report card.
Opponents of GMO labeling say it will raise food costs by hundreds of dollars per family when in fact it will likely cause NO cost increase at all!
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The average price of ground beef hit a record high in the United States in July, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Traditional, anecdotal, and even clinical research supports the fact that the allicin contained in garlic has both anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. The medical journal Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology published a clinical study in 2001
The Group of 20 top economies will meet shortly to try and coordinate a response to soaring food prices, driven by drought and rising demand, the Financial Times reported Monday.
The worst drought in more than 50 years has caused more damage than expected to corn crops escalating a food-versus-fuel debate centered on a law that dictates 40% of the corn crop must be converted into ethanol.
But insects will need an image overhaul if they are to become more palatable to the squeamish Europeans and North Americans, says Gaye, who is a member of the Experimental Food Society. "They will beco
Potatoes are one of the worlds most popular foods. It ranks right up there with wheat and corn.
Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou Monday called for the resumption of stalled trade talks with the United States after the island recently lifted a six-year-old ban on some U.S. beef imports.
Richard Dudley imagines a world where strawberries grow in perfect rows and every day a robot army tastes their colors before harvesting the ripe ones. No, that isn’t LSD talking.