Nathanael Johnson
ag gag

Trump is muzzling public servants and scientists.

The transition team ordered government employees across several agencies not to talk to the press or post on social media.

Shoulda been Milk Duds

What the heck were thousands of red Skittles doing strewn across a frozen Wisconsin road?

Here's why we feed candy to cows.

chicken and the reg

Obama administration just gave a little breathing room to organic livestock.

A new rule from the Obama administration increases animal welfare standards for organic foods.

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.