The Price of Your Right to KnowCalculating the hidden costs of genetically modified food labels.
Beastly JusticeIn the Middle Ages, animals that did bad things were tried in court. Maybe that’s not as crazy as it sounds.
Vegan FeudAnimal rights activists would accomplish a lot more if they stopped attacking the Humane Society.
Are Organic Veggies Better for You?Maybe, or maybe not. Either way, it's a useless debate.
The Pesticide PushA last-minute decision by the Bush administration to change the way pesticides are labeled needs to be undone.
All Sizzle and No SteakWhy Allan Savory’s TED talk about how cattle can reverse global warming is dead wrong.
Trojan Horse MeatA New York chef planned to serve raw horse meat. It would have been a disaster—but not for the reason you think.
Beware the Myth of Grass-Fed BeefCows raised at pasture are not immune to deadly E. coli bacteria.
If You Drop Your Air Conditioner Out the Window, the Only Thing That Matters Is Whether You Hurt Anyone
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”