Sustainable Living

Giving mint its due in a savory lemon chicken wrap

Giving mint its due in a savory lemon chicken wrap

Fresh mint so rarely gets its due in America.

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

"It's very difficult for the people who are working the barns at that point," Rowles said. "... No one wants to go to work today and think about making the decision of baby pigs that need to be humanely euthanized because they can't get up anymore.

American farmers confront 'big data' revolution

American farmers confront ‘big data’ revolution

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Kansas Republican who grew up on a dairy farm, said agriculture must achieve technological advances to keep up with population growth, which is expected to require 60 percent more food by 2050.

In California wine country, an olive oil trail

In California wine country, an olive oil trail

Come to California wine country taste the . olive oil?

Aurora chickens can come home to roost, legally

Aurora chickens can come home to roost, legally

“In the last three-and-a-half days, 87 calls came in favor of allowing chickens. There was only one against,” said Councilwoman Sally Mounier.

US olive oil pushing gov't to test imported oils

US olive oil pushing gov’t to test imported oils

"What we're after here is not to cause problems for our friends who would like to market it. It's more just the truth in advertising that's necessary," LaMalfa said.

Newcomer vintners shaking up Chilean wine scene

Newcomer vintners shaking up Chilean wine scene

"We need wines that are polemical, that are not liked by everyone, that generate controversy and spark conversations," said Bruchfeld, a Chilean of German ancestry who is owner and chief winemaker at the Polkura winery.

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

Pamela Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the food industry's main trade group, said the decision on labels should rest with the Food and Drug Administration, which is set up to assess the safety of foods.

What's for dinner? The farm bill has a big impact

What’s for dinner? The farm bill has a big impact

About 15 percent of the money in the legislation signed into law Friday by President Barack Obama will go to farmers to help them grow the food you eat

Colorado lawmakers again reject GMO labels

Colorado lawmakers again reject GMO labels

Several said the federal government, not the states, should address labels on food items made or derived from genetically modified crops, known as GMOs