The farmer of tomorrow wears a suit to work and sits at a desk that looks oddly familiar to those of us here in the year 2012.
July 02, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The U.S. Drought Monitor has determined that most of Illinois is in a drought. So is most of Arkansas (71%), Ohio (77%), Missouri (82%), and Indiana (85%). The drought’s bringing to mind the last bad one, which happened in 1988. The Jacksonville Journal-Courier talked to the Illinois Farm Bureau’s John Hawkins, who says it’s not [...]
June 22, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
The German chemist helped feed the world. Then he developed the first chemical weapons used in battle
June 06, 2012 | By Gilbert King
In 1901, a 17-year-old Russian discovered the gas that tells fruits to ripen
June 01, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Long before hops cones were used to make beer bitter, hops shoots were eaten as a spring green
April 23, 2012 | By Peter Smith
Food shortages were a problem for both military and civilians. But even in these hard times, people could find relief in peanuts
April 19, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
Video games may be the art medium of the 21st century, but they're also an advertising medium. Here are five notable games that promoted foods
March 13, 2012 | By Jesse Rhodes
How do you eat an eight-foot-long ear of corn?
March 09, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The massacre almost brought the United States to war against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but only one man was brought to trial: John D. Lee
February 29, 2012 | By Gilbert King
Kids predict the darndest things
February 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Microscopy artist Robert Rock Belliveau says, "I couldn't believe the things I found on the things we eat every day"
February 22, 2012 | By Peter Smith
The officer who gained glory as a warrior in the Civil War also had a domestic side.
February 14, 2012 | By Gilbert King
What do you cook for famed chef Alice Waters? Washington's culinary celebrities faced this challenge at the unveiling of her portrait at the Smithsonian
January 31, 2012 | By Jeanne Maglaty
When Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus met President Kennedy in 1962, JFK told him, "The only science I ever learned was from your comic strip."
January 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Coya Knutson won a seat in the U.S. House in 1954 but was undone by a secret she brought to Washington
December 29, 2011 | By Gilbert King
Both fuyu and hachiya persimmons are usually available in late fall and early winter. Here are a few ways to use either variety
December 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Giving factory flour the heave-ho, small farmers from New England to the Northwest are growing long-forgotten varieties of wheat
December 2011 | By Jerry Adler
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
It's versatile and found in cuisines throughout the globe. Stuff it, fry it, shred it and more
November 02, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
In Sonoma County, apple growers battle against the wine industry and cheap Chinese imports
November 02, 2011 | By Alastair Bland