Bonnie Azab Powell

Bonnie Azab Powell was Grist's food editor until February 2011. A dot-com-bubble rider turned university refugee, Bonnie co-founded one of the first "food-politics" blogs, The Ethicurean, in May 2006 -- also coining that term to describe someone interested in sustainable, organic, local, and ethical (SOLE) food that also happens to be tasty.

Obsessed with our broken food system, she switched from writing freelance business and technology articles to SOLE food. Her work has appeared in a bunch of places printed on dead trees. She lives in the Bay Area, where she gardens half-assedly and cooks wholeheartedly while running two meat CSAs for small local farms. She loathes the word "foodie."

New Agtivists: Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez turn coffee grounds into fun fungi kits

When two good-looking 23-year-olds give up careers in investment banking to grow mushrooms, oysters and shiitakes aren't the first fungi one imagines.

In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, my great-grandmother’s pecan pie recipe

In which I make peace with regular old corn syrup, and you should, too.

How truly delicious tofu gets made [VIDEO]

Tofu master Minh Tsai of Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, Calif. explains how he makes artisanal, organic tofu that even Asians would enjoy eating, in this video by 'Food. Curated.'

New Congress may simply starve food-safety bill to death [VIDEO]

Rep. Jack Kingston, the incoming chair of the subcommittee that has jurisdiction over the FDA, doesn't think there's anything unsafe about the nation's food supply.

Tom Philpott on KCRW's 'Good Food' radio show

Grist's senior food and agriculture writer will discuss what's happening with tomato harvesters in Immokalee, Fla., and more.

Recycling 'blackouts in a can' should inspire other uses for recalled food

Here in America, we don't believe in wasting food. Not only do we find a home for unwanted alcoholic energy drinks, but also edible food-like substances and even potentially hazardous items like contaminated eggs.

'The Daily Show' investigates San Francisco's Happy Meal toy ban

Starting in December 2011, McDonald's restaurants in San Francisco are turning Happy Meals into Crappy Meals, reports the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.

Tropicana 'snackifies' drinks with new fruit in a tube

American adults and kids don't eat enough fruit. The solution, according to PepsiCo: Make fruit more fun! And what's more fun than puréed slush that you can squirt straight in your mouth?

Farmer-scientist group wants to 'hack society' through open-source technology

The Open Source Ecology team's ambitious first project is the Global Village Construction Set -- a sort of life-size Erector set of the most essential machines for building a "small civilization with modern-day comforts."