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Everyone is beating Whole Foods at its own game

Competing organic lines from other national retailers have caused the powerhouse's profits to plummet.

Is America ready for a vegetarian president?

GOP candidate Ben Carson may be a Tea Party favorite, but his red-state leanings don't extend to red meat.

If you care about women or the environment, you’ll hate what might have happened in Iowa

An oil company allegedly offered an Iowa landowner the services of a teenage prostitute in exchange for allowing a pipeline in his yard.

Exclusive: The Crow Quill Night Owls play the best break-up song

Watch The Crow Quill Night Owls play their jaunty, ragtime country blues number, "Cryin My Blues Away," at last year's Pickathon.

Can I put chopsticks in the compost?

A reader wonders what to do with utensils that come with her take-out. Umbra says MSG, let me think about that.

Reality TV that doesn’t suck: Watch this family feed 10 kids with an awesome farm

This video on New Orleans food culture features a recipe for Creole chicken and shrimp curry, too.

Texas doesn’t give a damn about your reproductive rights

The majority of women in Texas encounter some sort of barrier to accessing reproductive healthcare.

In search of artificial muscles, scientists have turned to onions

How squishy robots of the future could one day be made of gold-plated onion skin.

How water woes will mess with food businesses

A new report makes the business case for food producers to do more to protect their water supplies by supporting action on climate.

Good news! Climate change could make weed more potent.

We’re pretty sure these scientists were stoned when they wrote this study.

We spent the last month talking to farmers about food. Here’s what matters

Farm size matters because farmers should be able to make a living raising our food without becoming a gigantic operation. Here's why Grist matters, too.

It’s time to panic. Olives are in big trouble

Olive oil is like liquid, edible gold -- so we're bummed that olive trees in the south of Italy are being eaten alive by an invasive pest.

Chris Christie accepts the reality of climate change — and doesn’t want to do a damn thing about it

The presidential wannabe isn't a climate denier, yet he opposes cap-and-trade and just about anything else that might be done to curb emissions.

An attorney general, gene-editing biochemist, and a child-free farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup of badass women in the news also includes the woman behind the first certified organic restaurant in the country.

Dear Vienna: Stop patronizing people who aren’t straight

Putting stick-figure same-sex couples on traffic lights is an attention-getting gesture. But actually naming things for activists is more meaningful.

This weird plant might be the future of Alaskan agriculture

Rhodiola rosae is a frost-tolerant succulent that just might be the biggest commercial crop the Last Frontier has ever seen.

Why it’s a bad idea to tax people for every mile they drive

Oregon will soon test a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax as a possible replacement for a gas tax. If you care about climate change, it’s the wrong way to go.

Drought ended the Maya empire. Is California next?

If you thought America's drought problems are bad now, wait 'til you see what it can do to an entire civilization.

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