Are 'free-from' (gluten, GMO) food labels informative—or misleading?

Are ‘free-from’ (gluten, GMO) food labels informative—or misleading?

What could be conceptually simpler than labeling a food product? You tell the customers what’s in the product, or maybe ...
Can ‘carbon farming’ sustainably reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Can ‘carbon farming’ sustainably reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

From the perspective of global climate change, soils are a major compartment within the planetary carbon cycle, the second-largest pool ...
Garbage? Study challenges claim that Americans waste $165 billion of food each year

Garbage? Study challenges claim that Americans waste $165 billion of food each year

Say you’re a journalist, and you’ve been assigned a story about food waste. You’re on a deadline, and you need ...
Only 1 percent of US farmland is certified organic. Why aren't more farmers making the switch?

Only 1 percent of US farmland is certified organic. Why aren’t more farmers making the switch?

There are two stories to tell about the state of organic agriculture in the US. The first is a success ...