True Colors are to Dye For

True Colors are to Dye For

A friend and I once tricked his kids on St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe “tricked” is too strong of a word for what we did: The festive green pasta we served was spinach fettuccine, but we didn’t admit that it contained traces of the vegetable. The...
University Research, Sold Out

University Research, Sold Out

In 1862, the federal government created the land-grant university system to produce critical agricultural research. Since then, America has relied on these schools to inform and guide independent scientific advances in areas like food production and energy...
This Year, Resolve to Love Your Body

This Year, Resolve to Love Your Body

After a month of gorging ourselves on gingerbread, stuffing ourselves with Christmas cookies, and washing it all down with so much eggnog that we have to ask Santa to bring us clothes in a larger size, we end our year with a final night of feasting and champagne. Then...
Tricky Treats

Tricky Treats

Kids look forward to Halloween all year. They obsess over their costumes, dwell on decorations, and plot how to bag as much candy as possible when they go trick-or-treating. Even though I’m very concerned about good nutrition, I love handing out chocolates to...
Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

New York City’s billionaire mayor wants to ban super-sized sodas and other sugar-packed drinks. Some 58 percent of New Yorkers, explains Mayor Michael Bloomberg, currently rate as either overweight or obese. Their excess pounds are driving up the city’s...
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