Farming in the city

Rows of chard and kale in left and middle, plant netting to right, skyscrapers in background

Urban farms are sprouting in the most unlikely places. Advocates say they help with nutrition, obesity and job training. They build community and help immigrants assimilate, cut energy usage, and cool the planet. But does the reality match the claims? Food is flowing, but what’s new with farming in the city? More »

Food: Microbes Kill

Food-borne diseases sicken 76 million Americans each year. Lots of bugs can make you sick, especially in meat. Does farm use of antibiotics pose a special risk? More »