Nathanael Johnson
C'mon

Trump, Monsanto, and Bayer walk into a tower.

The promise of jobs and money, if a merger goes through, looks a lot like quid pro quo.

tough ag to crack

The exit interview: Ag Secretary Vilsack on Obama’s food legacy

The former Iowa governor argues Obama moved the needle on conservation, collaboration, and climate resiliency.

Faster food

A new label could release a flood of organic food.

A change in the rules could make it a lot less risky for farmers to make the transition to organic.

guilty of hamburglary

The vegan meat market really beefed up in 2016.

It was the year of burgers that convincingly reproduce meat’s flavor compounds.

THE POVERTY SOLUTION: PUT PEOPLE FIRST

Can capitalism, conservation, and cosmopolitanism coexist? Here’s what I learned.

Evidence suggests that there is not just a moral, but a practical imperative to fight poverty.

The poverty solution: Put people first

What do small-scale farmers want for the future and for their kids?

We talked to small farmers in Thailand about their feelings on their profession and lifestyle.

The poverty solution: Put people first

How a growing timber business revived a forest

A tiny town in Ecuador was in rough shape until residents and environmentalists came up with a successful business plan.

The poverty solution: Put people first

The case for putting people before nature

All over the world, environmental groups are trying to figure out how to balance nature and people in carbon-rich biodiversity hotspots.

The Poverty Solution: Put People First

How food, forests, and people are connected, in 10 charts

Here's why environmentalists should cheer on the end of poverty.