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.

obamaptimist

Obama reminds us things are getting better all the time

In a speech on Wednesday, Obama pointed out that we are living in the "most prosperous, most progressive era in human history."

Election 2016

Clinton might pick whatshisname — that ag guy — for Veep

That one guy from Iowa is aware he's boring.

Business & Technology

The world’s biggest seed companies are wooing

The world’s biggest farm supply companies are all trying to merge. Here’s what it means.

Election Guide ★ 2016

How to fix our food policy: A recipe for candidates

The way we eat has a tremendous impact on the world. Let's serve up sustainable solutions.

He'll sign it

Congress sends GMO-labeling bill to Obama’s desk

The bill would make labeling mandatory nationwide.

Food

Just how unhealthy are farm subsidies?

We’re not talking about the health of the planet this time — we’re talking about you.

Food

Congress pledges billions to the world’s small farmers

Forget the GMO-labeling bill. Here's one that matters.

Business & Technology

Senate passes GMO-labeling bill

Partisans on both sides hate it.

Food

Advertising to kids isn’t good, it’s grrreat!

A bit of marketing from Brian Broccoli and Suzy Sweetpea drives kids to the salad bar.