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

Eat less. Get healthy. Feed the world.

Whether you end up changing the world or just your own health, eating less is a great idea.

Food

You say mayo, I say mayonnaise, let’s call the lawsuit off

What's in a name? Unilever, maker of Hellmann's, drops its lawsuit against the maker of an alternative, dairy-free mayo.

Politics

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

Food

Reducing food waste takes more than finishing your plate

Wasting less where food is produced is not only good for the planet, but it also helps reduce poverty -- the best way to get at hunger.

Climate & Energy

How regular people are fixing the international palm-oil industry

Consumers putting pressure on big food companies made the difference in getting big palm-oil traders to commit to changing their ways, an advocate says.

Food

GMO labeling defeated in Oregon

The group that put the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative on the Oregon ballot concedes defeat.

Food

USDA dumps millions in lunch money on local food

Could the long national nightmare of gross school lunches be drawing to a close? Not yet, but this is a good start.

Food

We can feed the world without chopping down more forests

And we should, even if that means -- gasp! -- using synthetic fertilizers.

Food

The last holdout among big palm oil businesses joins no-deforestation pledge

That means 96 percent of global palm oil production is now committed to better practices. Next step: making sure the promises are kept.

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