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A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

The Political Battle Over Red Meat

There’s a real food fight happening in Washington.<p>Green groups want the government to tell Americans that eating less meat benefits the earth<b>.</b>And …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

2014: The year we reinvented meat

Move over, cows and chickens<p>The companies that did the most to change the food system this year weren't the ones that got rid of the antibiotics in their otherwise undesirable offerings (à la Chick-fil-A) or that marketed themselves as more sustainable fast food alternatives (hello, Chipotle). …

The Emily Effect

You didn’t really think I’d let this one slide, did you? Emily Baecher’s recent column on what it means to play ultimate as a woman elicited enough …

Restaurants move way beyond local and organic, get serious about carbon

Since TreeHugger launched, locally grown produce has become a mainstay of restaurant menus everywhere. But alongside that welcome growth have come …

Big food corporations committing massive organic fraud - investigation

By Julie Wilson | Natural News<p>Expected to reach an estimated $35 billion in profits this year, the organic market has become attractive to food …

The Death of Diversity

Has the quest for perfect produce set us up<br>for catastrophic losses when disease strikes?<p>By Chris Cooper<p>Food is naturally diverse, and crops protect …

Denver protesters flock to Colorado Capitol to deliver letter to guv

Several dozen protesters who gathered at the state Capitol on Friday morning to deliver a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper and speak with legislators …

The rise and fall of Rafael Nadal

<i>Editor's note: For two weeks, starting Dec. 8, ESPN.com is unveiling its 2014 tennis awards once per day.</i><p>Dec. 8: Men's player of year | Dec. 9: …

Tennis

Australian Open final one of Rafael Nadal's 'hardest moments' in tennis

That, for the world No. 3, will be next month, after playing just seven matches in three tournaments since his shock loss to Nick Kyrgios at …