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.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
John Oliver’s Letterman Appearance and the Clash Between the Old and New Guard of Late Night
Making the Supercookie a Little Sweeter Nine lines of code could make Verizon’s controversial user-tracking system a bit less invasive.
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.