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.

Climate & Energy

Poll: Californians are more worried about climate change because drought

As the state's water shortage deepens, its residents get more serious about responding to climate change.

Business & Technology

Did slaves harvest the palm oil that went into your cookie?

A Wall Street Journal investigation finds egregious worker exploitation on a plantation in Malaysia that sells to big multinationals.

Food

To make meat greener, make it more efficiently

The planet isn't going vegetarian. But we could make all that meat a lot more efficiently, and less wastefully.

Food

What’s it like to watch a slaughter?

A visit to the UC-Davis slaughterhouse to watch the transition from livestock to meat offers some lessons in anxiety and respect.

Food

We recall 100 blue whales’ worth of meat a year

This infographic brims with gross food safety facts.

Food

Temple Grandin digs in on the practical side of what animals want

To improve the lives of the animals we grow for food, we must drop preconceived ideas and try to think like them.

Food

Is there a moral case for meat?

Philosophers don't have a strong argument for eating animals. So why do we do it anyway?

Food

Slate: Anti-GMO activists say the darnedest things

An article details the contradictory claims activist groups have made over the years in their fight against genetically modified crops.

Food

Can meat actually be eco-friendly?

It's not as black and white as you think: We might not need a whole world of vegetarians, but we could all do with a little less flesh.