Daniel Penner

Daniel Penner is Grist's associate video producer


This video explains America’s love affair with meat

Americans eat nearly twice as much as the average Norwegian and roughly nine times as much as the average Ghanaian.


Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

All the complex and amazing truth about getting the whole world onto a better-for-the-planet diet, boiled down to this one little video.


The future of bread comes from a lab — here’s why that’s good

Take a video tour of the Bread Lab and learn how it could reinvent wheat farming.


Watch this Kansas farm beat the market with the honor system (and a llama)

JaKo Farm avoids the farmers market by selling their products through an on-farm store -- and it's paying off.

Going up!

This video explains how to make you richer and protect the climate

Author and thinker Peter Barnes gives an elevator pitch for his proposal -- in an actual elevator.


Biking basics for folks who’ve always wanted to ride, but didn’t dare [VIDEO]

Looking for a basic bicycling video to ease your motorphobia? Well, we've got good news for you!

Climate & Energy

Tornadoes — another argument for American exceptionalism

Three-fourths of all tornadoes worldwide touch down right here in the U.S. of A. Why are we so lucky?


This town was almost blown off the map — now it’s back, and super green

When the town of Greensburg, Kan., was nearly wiped off the map by a giant tornado, local residents decided to rebuild a town that would endure.


Bike sharing goes big — but can it get over its little helmet problem?

Bikeshare programs have gained speed in recent years -- except where laws require riders to protect their heads. Can Seattle crack that nut?