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.
Inside Higher Ed
No Funds for You The Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Bad Alternatives When it comes to cancer treatment, do as Angelina Jolie does, not as she says.
Best Loss Ever A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.