Organic

Technology

This Giant Vertical Farming Robot Is Coming For Your Crops

It's designed to grow grains for livestock while saving farmers money on labor. But that means it's also coming for some human jobs.
Grennan Milliken
1.10.17
Health

Here’s More Evidence Americans Don’t Know What They Should Be Eating

From organic food to GM crops, we're pretty split...but when you consult the science, it's no wonder we're so confused.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.2.16
Weed

Why You Can’t Legally Call Organic Weed ‘Organic’

Medicinal and recreational users are demanding organic pot, but most states have next to no regulatory oversight when it comes to pesticide use on cannabis.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.20.16
Canada

When We Meet Aliens, Will We Even Recognize Them?

Matthew Francis
10.23.15
Food

Use an Algorithm to Print Out Your Next Garden

The garden of the future is born in a virtual world, of course, and it's weed-proof. And you can buy it on Kickstarter.
Brian Merchant
11.14.14
Fashion

Microalgae Dyes Make for Clothes That Change Colors as They're Worn

German design studio Blond & Bieber is at the forefront of using different kinds of algae for fashion.
Nadja Sayej
6.30.14
Power

Conspiracy Theorists Are Huge Fans of the Local and Organic Food Movements

The "appeal to nature" shows up at the farmer's market, but doesn't show up for its annual physical.
Ben Richmond
3.22.14
videos

Soylent: How I Ate No Food For 30 Days

For an entire month, I went on an all-Soylent diet. Here's what happened over the course of my 30-day deep dive into the Silicon Valley-driven future of food.
Brian Merchant
11.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Bamboozled: How Eco-Friendly is Eco-Fashion?

As consumers brave the cold and the seething, pepper spray-happy crowds for holiday shopping this year, they’ll have more options than ever for clothing that claims to be “eco-friendly,” both in boutiques and in major chains.
Ben Richmond
12.14.11