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Green utilities are growing, but they need to grow faster.

Judges' ability to discriminate against expert witnesses has ended up empowering large corporations.

A child dies after being enveloped by toxic pesticides on a soybean mega-farm, and two landowners are found guilty of homicide. Four years later, they still haven't paid the price for the crime.

A plant gene that could protect organic crops from contamination from genetically engineered seeds is out of reach to most organic farmers, thanks to an agribusiness patent.

Pluto's demotion from a planet to a dwarf isn't the work of
mean-spirited Grinches. It is a necessary part of the same process that
got Pluto discovered in the first place.

For black farmers, succeeding financially and bringing healthy food to
urban markets remains an uphill battle against a lack of business
contacts.

Wal-Mart is serious about bringing organic food to the masses, but
transportation costs and the retail giant's aggressive competitive ways
could end up hurting small farms and the environment.

The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an
investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but
pain for the workers who produced it.

How do we fix our dysfunctional relationship with food? Alice Waters
leads a forum with Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle, Peter Singer and
others, who suggest, for starters, that we stop buying factory farm
products, get involved in farm policy and outlaw the marketing of junk
food to kids.

Letters from around the country describe your favorite food
institutions.

Blogs

Nation Editor-at-Large and MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk climate, politics and his recent bad luck. 

April 29, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

Global warming is just one of many lies the ‘scientific community’ tries to impose on us. 

April 8, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

October 29, 2013

A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says weather around the world is becoming more extreme.

August 8, 2013

A flurry of recent news claims GMOs can save agriculture and raises some concerns.

August 2, 2013

By giving science deniers a public forum, media outlets implicitly condone their claims as legitimate.

July 22, 2013