Stories by Ari LeVaux

Ari LeVaux writes a syndicated weekly food column, Flash in the Pan. subscribe to Ari LeVaux's feed

Posted on: Oct 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A pioneering farm organization in Montana has found a way to help troubled youth and grow community.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The owner of the Heart Attack Grill considers himself a leader in the healthy eating rebellion and the development of shameless cholesterol bombs like KFC's Double Down.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A partnership between an Indian tribe and Whole Foods almost made grass-fed beef a reality for many consumers, except there's one big problem.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Most labels on poultry and eggs mean whatever the producer or vendor decides. Here's how to figure out what's what.

Posted on: May 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Just because 'organic' is in the name, don't be fooled by the ingredients.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In the focus on E. coli and salmonella, meat contaminated by heavy metals, veterinary drugs and pesticides has been slipping through the bureaucratic cracks.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The more a meal's story is known, the more meaning it has, and being able to mentally picture where something came from enriches the experience of eating it.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Placentovores believe the placenta is full of nutrients, hormones and other goodies. And now you can choose to enjoy one in anything from capsules to pizza.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A great way to explore the edible subterranean spectrum of roots is by making a brunoise, using a mix of carrot, beet, turnip, radish, parsnip, celeriac, taro and yam.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new ruling closes several loopholes that mega-dairies have been using to exploit the organic market with milk from farms that hardly resemble real organic farms.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

You want your creation to be as full of significance as flavor, as surprising as it is sweet and sexy.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Big Ag is at fault for the nation's food-borne illness outbreaks -- but a raft of pending food safety legislation unfairly penalizes smaller producers.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

In the battle between Big Ag and Small Food there were notable victories on either side.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If and when lab-grown meat begins filling the processed-food troughs of the masses, will the Oscar Mayer wiener-eaters of the world even notice?

Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Companies have fortified their products with synthetic versions of certain fatty acids associated with brain development. But evidence shows it may be making children sick.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A mutant protein linked to major diseases has invaded the world's dairy supply, including, most likely, the jug of milk in your fridge.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This new site not only provides a way to swap food, but is becoming a social networking hot spot for foodies.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Recent studies indicate cutting your diet by 30 percent of what you're supposed to eat can extend your life, but living longer isn't everything.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Despite what the food pyramid says, we don't need milk after we're babies. Maybe it's time to wean ourselves from cows and grow up.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Since Dean Foods acquired Silk it has ditched support of domestic organic farms.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The first garden has spurred a race to plant flags on other high-profile plots and lay claim to various other gardening firsts.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There's been a lot of hype about a few new food bills. And while most of it is conspiracy theory there are some reasons to be alarmed.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Faced with a fast food system that's bad for people and bad for the planet, we still need to be in solidarity with those who grow our food.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Gardening season starts when you open your first seed catalog in the dead of winter -- which means right now.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Vilsack's endorsement by big enviros and his vilification by food and small farms groups is not surprising. His record requires close examination.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

As someone who eats organic and knows what a CSA is, foodies have high hopes for Obama challenging Big Ag.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The FDA may be taking the public, and nature, down a dangerous path.