Nathanael Johnson

Nathanael Johnson

Thought for food

Nathanael Johnson (@savortooth on Twitter) is Grist's food writer and the author of All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier.

Food

Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

The ag heavyweights are coming to grips with the reality of global warming. But they're not ready to put their political dollars to work.

Food

Watch dinosaurs defend the Gates Foundation’s farm policy

Some food activists are not happy with the Gates Foundation's programs to help farmers. But why? We boil the issue down in a new video.

Food

Instead of trying to feed the world, we should be ending poverty

Relieving poverty is the single most important step we could take toward reducing hunger -- and way more effective than boosting crop yields.

Food

Save the climate, pay a farmer

With the right incentives, farmers could make enormous headway in the effort to change the global carbon equation.

Food

Should big business get out of the food business?

When it comes to food and farming technology, our political and economic beliefs trump the field knowledge of what works and what doesn't.

What's app, doc?

This killer app will change the way we eat forever

In startup-land, Carrot is all the rage. To understand why, you'll have to learn what "organoleptic" means.

Food

Farm tech isn’t a war between good and evil — it’s a quest for whatever works

Forget the ideological showdowns. Poor farmers will thrive when they find the right mix of high and low technologies that serves their needs.

Food

10 things that would fix the food system faster than GMO-labeling

What if we took the energy and money that's invested in fighting over GMO labeling and put it into laws that would really make a difference?

Food

4 problems GMO labeling won’t solve

A lot of people support GMO labels as a blow against pesticides or Big Ag. We should probably just go after those problems directly.

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