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.

Business & Technology

One company is labeling GMOs with pride — of course it’s Soylent.

Soylent wants you to know it isn't made of people; it's made with GMOs.

worth a shot

Farm animals are about to get a lot more shots

Big pharma is trying to get farms off antibiotics by investing in vaccines.

subsidie another day

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

Nugget of Truth

McDonald’s kept its promise to use fewer antibiotics

Remember when McDonald's pledged to cut down on antibiotics in chicken? That’s happening now — and it’s a big deal.

Grapes of wrath

Why farmworkers are dying from extreme heat

Three women died while picking grapes in California last week.

the (local, organic) meat of the matter

Should colleges treat their students to fine dining or financial aid?

Malcolm Gladwell savaged Bowdoin for its lobster bakes. Can a college really have it all?

Politics

GMO labels are now the law of the land

President Obama signs bill requiring companies to label GMO foods.

detail therapy

This new science podcast is nerd bait (and we love it)

Host Wendy Zukerman debunks half-truths from industry and activists alike.

Hard row

Democrats say they want to support farmers, but what the heck does that mean?

Everyone wants to preserve family farms, but it's easier said than done.