Mark Bittman

04/23/2015 - 11:48am

    Almost every number used to analyze California's drought can be debated, but this can be safely said: No level of restrictions on residential use can solve the problem. The solution lies with agriculture, which consumes more than its fair share.

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04/16/2015 - 4:54pm

    You could almost feel sorry for McDonald's. That's an odd sentiment when you consider that the company's revenues in 2014 were $27.4 billion and its stock price makes it worth something like $92 billion. It's among the world's most...

04/02/2015 - 2:11pm

    The issues surrounding GMOs - genetically modified organisms - have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide...

02/19/2015 - 8:18pm

    The world of food and agriculture symbolizes most of what's gone wrong in the United States. But because food is plentiful for most people, and the damage that conventional agriculture does isn't readily evident to everyone, it's important that...

01/08/2015 - 8:18pm

    The most significant animal welfare law in recent history - California's Proposition 2 - takes effect today. The measure, which passed by a landslide vote in 2008, requires egg and some meat producers to confine their animals in far more humane...

01/01/2015 - 10:26pm

    I've spent much of my life trying to ignore Christmas. As a secular Jew, an atheist and a progressive, my reasons are common. It's a commercial, obnoxious, even dreaded holiday. But it's not changing anytime soon and we should make the best of...

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