Nathanael Johnson
Waiter, there’s a human rights violation in my soup

There is child labor in your food.

A report from Amnesty International reveals labor exploitation in the palm oil industry.

Bad Santa

The Heartland Institute has a horrific holiday wish list for Trump.

Like white supremacists, climate deniers think they are about to get an ally in the White House.

Little(r) home on the prairie

We plowed up more wild habitat in the Great Plains than in the Brazilian Amazon in 2014.

We've been paying close attention to the rainforest, but we're losing a lot of habitat at home.

Hope v reality dept.

The farmers who voted for Trump may be in for disappointment.

Trump can't throw out trade agreements and boost exports. His immigration promises would hurt farmworkers and increase labor costs.

Sigh

A bundle of food-related measures passed on Tuesday.

It's not entirely gloomy.

gmomg

What the New York Times missed with its big GMO story

A more balanced approach would have been to look at all of the evidence.

gmo wars

One farmer gunned down another, apparently after a confrontation over an herbicide.

Why was there a dispute in Arkansas over herbicide in the first place?

Shit storm

Why the heck are there pig farms in the path of hurricanes?

Hurricane Matthew is the third hurricane in two decades to wash animal feces all over North Carolina.

Beefgasm

Meat giant, Tyson Foods, is betting on meat alternatives going big.

The company just bought a stake in veggie steaks.