Mark Bittman

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 valuable brands and has three times the U.S. market...

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...

12/18/2014 - 4:38am

    The police killing unarmed civilians. Horrifying income inequality. Rotting infrastructure and an unsafe "safety net." An inability to respond to climate, public health and environmental threats. A food system that causes disease. An occasionally...

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