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.

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.

Food

Perdue just says no to chicken on drugs

One big poultry producer ditches most use of antibiotics. Now it's time for the rest of the industry to follow -- and for doctors to stop overprescribing them to us.

Food

Why we really should care about boosting farm yields

Getting farms to produce more food may not be the answer to all the world's problems. But it's a problem we're still going to need to answer somehow.

Food

Booze is proof nature wants us to be happy

Cultivation, fermentation, distillation: A glass of brandy is made possible by millennia of conspiracy between nature and technology, orchestrated by human beings.

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