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.


Our bodies don’t need meat. So why can’t we give it up?

A new book explains why humans eat animals.


Our rotten immigration policies have left us with a bunch of rotten food

Ramped-up border patrols have kept farmworkers away — which is a big problem for our agricultural system.

Business & Technology

Food-safety regulation thwarts start-up’s dream to bring you home-cooked meals

Is there a way to sensibly regulate food safety without drumming out innovation -- and homemade pupusas?


Meet the man who changed the way the U.S. fights poverty abroad

The best way to fight poverty worldwide? Give small farmers a hand.


The science is in, and this popular weedkiller really might be harmful

In vindication for herbicide critics, EPA says atrazine may harm animals


Crazy idea to change the world: What if we gave kids a good start in life?

Feeding children well could be the key to ending poverty.

We can build this future

We believe in a sustainable food future that works for everyone, and we’re on a mission to get us there.


China just said what the U.S. never has: Eat less meat

China’s new food guidelines could put a huge dent in global emissions.


Climate change is making food more toxic

Mycotoxins and other poisons are cropping up in our crops.