Food

Farming in Alaska is increasingly possible
Farming in Alaska is increasingly possible
Longer growing seasons and food scarcity are turning more people to agriculture.
As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond
As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond
Scientists collaborate to mitigate climate impacts in the Northwest.
Hunting for feral figs
Hunting for feral figs
The gem-like fruit are best when found free in the urban wilds.
U.S. House moves to streamline water projects
U.S. House moves to streamline water projects
A controversial bill would weaken states’ control over water.
A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
A young hunter moves past death threats from afar
The Apassingok family reflects on a formative kill of a whale and the social-media backlash.
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone
They call themselves promotores, and they’re starting to see results.
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
A legal snarl in Idaho portends future conflicts over water
As the climate changes, dams face new challenges for water rights and releases.
So what if we’re doomed?
So what if we’re doomed?
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide.
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
In remote Alaska, subsistence hunting helps villagers survive
Photos from Gambell, Alaska, help illustrate a different way of life.
The teenage whaler’s tale
The teenage whaler’s tale
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm
A local court decision lands on the side of a 15,000-hen operation.
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
Meet Ruth, who makes a home for the houseless
After her husband’s death, a woman collects a new family.
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
A farm town weighs protections for immigrants
In Yakima, Washington, anxious migrant farmers worry about deportation.
Technology is cropping up in our lettuce fields
Technology is cropping up in our lettuce fields
In Yuma, Arizona, agriculture has embraced technology to increase yield.
The dramatic changes in our planting zones
The dramatic changes in our planting zones
Early blooms and cold snaps turn gardeners’ lives on end.
A new use for old produce
A new use for old produce
Inside the cross-border operation that saves fresh food from the trash.
The ‘chickenization’ of beef
The ‘chickenization’ of beef
Obama’s efforts to help small-scale ranchers competing against Big Ag were blocked and ultimately fell short.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
A new direction for indoor growers
A new direction for indoor growers
Vertical farming rises to meet growing demand for local, organic food.
How to shear a sheep — and why
How to shear a sheep — and why
On the satisfaction of back-breaking labor.
Photos: Diving for delicacies
Photos: Diving for delicacies
One man braves frigid Alaskan seas to harvest sea cucumbers.
If you can’t beat the weeds, eat them
If you can’t beat the weeds, eat them
How nature — and marmots — thwarted a plan for an urban garden.
How do you beat hunger and food waste? Try compost
How do you beat hunger and food waste? Try compost
Reunity turns restaurant scraps into soil — and connects Santa Fe with rural farms in the process.