Grist staff


Big Organic farming isn’t as clean as we may have thought

Good news: There’s still hope for truly sustainable farming.


It’s been a big week for yogurt news

NPR appears to be doing the Lord's work and bringing us all the yogurt news we need to make it through the day.

just give it a shot

Agave, the plant that gets you drunk off tequila, could also help drought-proof our food system

Scientists want to teach other plants to be as water-thrifty as the nifty agave plant.


This beautiful video of plankton eating plastic is also a little disturbing

Plastic really is everywhere.

Phresh Beets

Here’s the vegan hip-hop playlist you never knew you needed

Many hip-hop artists have gone vegan. We put together a playlist for all your vegan hip-hop needs.

on the farm

Country rocker Hiss Golden Messenger performs a slow-burning ballad

Watch frontman M.C. Taylor perform a heartfelt acoustic rendition of "Mahogany Dread” at last year's Pickathon.


What do weed and chicken farmers have in common? Willie Nelson

The country music legend describes the plight of the American chicken farmer in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

Business & Technology

Driverless electric taxis could be huge for the planet. Here, let these Legos explain

A smart driverless electric taxi system isn't just a string of buzzwords -- it could actually come with huge savings for the environment.


Why crushing bees into soup could actually help them

By studying the bees' DNA, scientists can better understand what's killing and saving them.