Items by Ari LeVaux
Organic food is better for us than food grown on farms using pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Here's why.
Even the weeds are dying in this megadrought, and long time farmers are losing their crops in New Mexico.
In a spring so hot and dry that it’s breaking records, backyard gardeners might considering using edible living mulch to protect the soil.
When a hardcore garlic lover runs out of his favorite strain of hardneck garlic, he'll do anything to find some more.
Around the time a small California "raw food" club was busted and its founder jailed in the name of food safety, the giant multinational Cargill escaped serious punishment for a deadly salmonella outbreak.
Food safety was a major concern this year as the federal government moved toward greater regulation of food producers.
Even a poor student gets a second chance in the Loser School of Hunting, where if at first you don’t succeed, you try, and try again.
Even as organic food gains in popularity, big corporations and Chinese imports are taking over the market and diluting the very meaning of "organic."
Ari LeVaux fights the wintertime blues by curling up with a pile of lavishly illustrated seed catalogs and dreaming of next spring’s garden.
Ari LeVaux warns us to look carefully at the federal government’s plans for regulating genetically modified animals as food.
Ari LeVaux weighs the benefits of giving up cheeseburgers and eating locally in order to help the planet – and at the same time enjoy a good meal.
This year, Ari LeVaux is breaking with his own tradition and planting his vegetable garden from starts rather than seeds.
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