The Vegetable Detective, Take Two
Fall 2015

The Vegetable Detective, Take Two

A California biologist finds toxic metals in kale, gets slammed for it on the Internet, and then finds evidence that this metal could be more troublesome than he had thought.

BY Todd Oppenheimer
Food Shift
Spring 2015

Food Shift

In an era of chronic drought, could desert crops become the new sustainable dinner?

BY Christopher Cook
Your Salad’s Difficulty with Sustainable Farming
Winter 2015

Your Salad’s Difficulty with Sustainable Farming

No matter how organic your shopping is, when you sit down to a plate of leafy greens, chances are you are supporting farming methods that contribute to global warming. There are, however, other options.

BY Todd Oppenheimer
The Lost Prophet of California Agriculture
Winter 2015

The Lost Prophet of California Agriculture

Al Ruozi, age 97, is a high-school dropout whose primary invention was a machine, largely forgotten by now, that can help farmers save water, improve soil quality and fight climate change.

BY Charlie Siler
The Carbon Gatherer
Winter 2015

The Carbon Gatherer

The carbon trading market is heating up again, and a lot of people who have been figuring out ways to grab carbon dioxide out of the air are back in the game. California’s John Wick may well be at the head of the pack.

BY Charlie Siler
Cuba’s Harvest of Surprises
Winter 2015

Cuba’s Harvest of Surprises

This time, a revolution that had nothing to do with ideology, and it bore a bounty of fruit. Could the U.S. learn sustainability from its new friend?

BY Christopher Cook