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

Fewer hungry humans — but still too many

A new report from the U.N. suggests how far we've come in bringing down the total number of hungry people around the globe. But awful disparities remain.

Time to make the donuts less evil

Dunkin’ Donuts cleans up its palm-oil act (and Krispy Kreme follows suit)

The doughnut giant announces it will use only rainforest-friendly fat to fry up its sweet rings of temptation. Pressure's now on the competition.

Food

A podcast for those who like food for their brain

"Gastropod" is a podcast about understanding food and agriculture through the lens of science and history.

in cod we trust

As farmland runs out, seafood looks better than you think

When it comes to producing more food from the ocean, the possibilities are bottomless.

In cod we trust

As farmland runs out, seafood looks better than you think

When it comes to producing more food from the ocean, the possibilities are bottomless.

Living

Good news! Creeks are safer for swimming

Bad news: Creeks aren't safer for swimming if you are a bug.

Food

Want to feed people? Come hang out

On Thursday, Sept. 11, Grist's food writer will be hosting a discussion about providing food to people who need it and supporting local farms.

Food

Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters

You may not have felt a thing, but when food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011, they sent experts into a tizzy of debate over why it happened and what we can learn.

Food

Nutrition, the environment, and poverty: Let’s talk!

Double Up Food Bucks is one idea that's working to get better food onto the plates of the people who most need it. Come talk with us and the people behind it.

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