• Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Experts Take on the Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    A standout among the Brooklyn Food Book Fair's more agreeable events -- a talk about the Midwest's culinary identity, a conversation on social entrepreneurship -- was a contentious panel discussion on genetically engineered foods, presented by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Two scientists, a ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Forget the Farm Bill: New York Legislators Push for GMO Labeling

    In case you missed it: Twin bills are currently moving through the New York Senate and Assembly requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. After Proposition 37 was shot down in California last year, New York's might seem like a fruitless effort against a monolithic biotech lobby, but it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    California Says No to Labels on Genetically Modified Food

    Food activists against "franken-food" will have to put a pause on taking down genetically modified products. Voters in California rejected Prop. 37, a law that if passed would have made California the first state to label processed food containing genetically modified ingredients. [See More: Mariju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Peter Dinklage Is New Spokesman for Anti-Foie-Gras Group

    NBC reports that Peter Dinklage, the 42-year-old Game of Thrones star who's been a vegetarian since he was a teenager, will spend the show's off-season as a national spokesman for Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Organic Farmers Challenge Monsanto Patents in NY Court Hearing

    A U.S. District Court hearing in downtown New York today could determine the eventual fate of several organic farmers from across the country, including some in upstate New York. The hearing centered on a "pre-emptive" suit led by the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGTA), against agr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Scientists Grow Meat in Labs (OMG!)

    Meat made in a petri dish is apparently a real thing. In what appears to be the culinary world's latest interpretation of Mary Shelley, scientists have already solved the riddle of making animal flesh in a lab, and are now figuring out how to sell it profitably, according to Food Safety News.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Marcus Samuelsson Talks Urban Farming

    ​Marcus Samuelsson has recently penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post, in which he implores readers to think deeply about food policy during the upcoming elections.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Narcissistic Jerk-Wads Make the Best Leaders, Study Says

    ​A study conducted by professors at IMD business school, Penn State, and Erlangen-Nuremberg University has led them to conclude that bosses who display narcissistic qualities often perform better than run-of-the mill executives. Frederick Allen, leadership editor of Forbes, writes that the stu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011


    Where's Harrison Ford when you need him?

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Hot Looks for Chef Poses; New Dining Etiquette Rules

    Food Republic revealed five things you should know about fracking and food. The Daily Meal gave us 10 fantastic wine cocktails. And we could really use one right about now. The Feast uncovered great happy hour deals in Midtown and Chelsea. The Food Section looked into reasons to defend GM foods. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    This Year, Scientists Will Try to 'Build One Burger' in a Lab

    pointnshoot/FlickrWould you like some fries with your stem cells?​Meat. It seems we can't live without it, even if the American Meat Institute, global warming, and the horrors of factory farming keep giving us reason after reason to. Because scientists tend to be a fairly intelligent lot, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Five Reasons Why Manufacturing Human Breast Milk Cheese Is Disgusting

    ​Samples of human cheese were offered last night at Feast in Greenpoint. Human cheese is one of those topics you wish would just go away. It first reared its ugly head last year when a blogger-chef from a certain Chelsea bistro suggested he'd milked his wife to make cheese for a private party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mark Bittman Wants You to Know You Might Be Eating Frankenfoods

    inhabitat.comIt's alive!​In the second edition of his new op-ed column, Mark Bittman examines the regulations behind genetically modified foods. In short, the USDA now allows three types of genetically engineered foods to be used in food production and none of these will be mentioned on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    The Single Best Genetically Modified Crop Simile We've Ever Heard

    Oh, Monsanto!​"To me, using GMO crops is like making love to a toxic blow-up doll every night." --Fourth-generation farmer Eric Herm, explaining to Leonard Lopate earlier today why he has no plans to use genetically modified crops on his Texas farm. Have a tip or restaurant-related news? Send ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    The Great Pumpkin Shortage is Over; Ben & Jerry's No Longer 'All Natural'

    ​The great canned pumpkin shortage of 2009-10 has ended. Nestle, which sells about 85 percent of the canned pumpkin in the U.S., said increased demand was to blame for the shortage. [Boston Herald] As the FDA nears the approval of genetically modified salmon, questions over its safety have ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    To Truly Go Green, Eat Bugs; Should GM Fish Be Labeled?

    ​Phil Ross, a San Francisco-based chef and artist, hosted an insect-based meal at Brooklyn Kitchen this past weekend, as a means to promote a tasty, sustainable diet of animals you can raise yourself at home. [NY Times] Less than a month after Eataly was unleashed on New Yorkers, a roundup of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Why Is Artisanal Ice Cream So Pricey?; Best Resto Jobs in NYC

    ​Despite so many low-fat and dairy-free ice cream alternatives available, Americans still prefer plain-vanilla ice cream. [Time] Meanwhile, ever wonder how artisanal ice cream can be more expensive than prime rib eye? Vendors say it's the top-quality ingredients. [NY Times] Taco Bell's new l ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 6, 2010


    HERE presents Sweet, Sweet Motherhood

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Are Doctors Testing a Drug to Prevent Lesbianism?

    ​A Time magazine article came out earlier this month discussing a steroid called dexamethasone, which Maria New, a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center -- and one of the world's foremost experts in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or CAH -- has advised pregnant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas Both On Dark Side of Sci-Fi Alfalfa Fight

    Alfalfa: Not yet genetically modifiedThe U.S. Supreme Court, which has nearly hacked Miranda to death, may very well swing its scythe at environmentalists and consumers. The court's making noises as if it will strike down the current ban on Monsanto's genetically engineered, pesticide-resistant alfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Eco-Scandal: Compostable Greenware Is Made from Genetically Modified Corn

    ​Follow the arrow to the compostable plastic made from corn being used at Bark Hot Dogs, among other environmentally conscious places around town. Eco-conscious diners have been patting themselves on the back recently for patronizing places that use environmentally-friendly "Greenware," but m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    You Might Have No Control Over What You Eat; Paris' Le Fooding Coming to America

    A new study has revealed differences in the brains of people who are good at controlling their urges--like, say, overeating--versus those who aren't. Apparently, we all use the same part of the brain to make decisions, but a second part of the brain in people with good self-control can help them cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Test Tube Meat?

    The first in-vitro meat symposium was held last week in Norway. Yes, in-vitro meat, as in meat grown in a lab, from cell culture. That sounds pretty gross, but it's actually no more disgusting (and infinitely more humane) than many factory-farming practices. Jason G. Matheny, of New Harvest, jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008

    Councilwoman Seeks Cloned Meat Labeling

    Photo illustration via Without a label on the package, it's nearly impossible to know much about the origins of a piece of raw meat. So with the imminent arrival of cloned meat at a supermarket near you, Councilwoman Gale Brewer wants those distinctions to be made compulsory. “Ju ... More >>

  • Books

    January 30, 2007

    Meat Puppets

    Eat your greens: chewing over the history and politics of vegetarianism

  • People

    December 5, 2006

    Grub Love

    Talking with food activist Anna Lappé

  • Film

    September 6, 2005
  • VLS

    May 10, 2005

    We Can Build You

    A field guide to genetic engineering and bodily enhancement

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    Pharm Aid

    Genetically altered corn, banned for health reasons, pops up in U.S. aid shipments to Guatemala

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2004
  • NYC Life

    July 6, 2004
  • Film

    April 27, 2004
  • News

    April 22, 2003

    Supertots And Frankenkids

    On the Rights of Those Not Yet Designed

  • News

    March 19, 2002

    Feeding Frenzy

    From Celebrity Chefs to Gourmet Guerrillas, Americans Confront the Hazards of the Food World

  • Books

    January 29, 2002
  • News

    June 26, 2001

    Attack of the Mutant Bollworms

    Scientists Plan First Ever Release of Genetically Modified Bugs

  • News

    May 15, 2001

    The DNA Bomb

    Modified Crops are In the Crosshairs Now. You May Be Next.

  • NYC Life

    February 6, 2001

    Creation Myths

    Scientists Say They’ll Be Cloning a Human Being Within the Next Year. Nerve-Racking?

  • News

    December 28, 1999

    Future Shock

    Sci-fi Novelist Samuel R. Delany Imagines New York City Circa 3000

  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Gangsta Rule

    Keeping a Piece of the Action

  • News

    February 23, 1999


    Behind the White House Face-Lift

  • News

    January 5, 1999

    Deep Impact

    What happens when NFL players collide?