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

Change 100 businesses, and the world’s food system will change with them

Collaborating with business may not be as satisfying as waving a revolutionary banner, but it gets results.

Food

We can fix the Gulf dead zone — for $2.7 billion a year

It will cost $2.7 billion to stop dumping fertilizer in the Mississippi, where it ends up killing off everything in the Gulf of Mexico. And it's worth it.

Politics

Maybe your grandkids will live to ride California’s high-speed rail

The controversial, costly rail project is going to happen for sure. Politicians should stop trying to sabotage it and work on getting it right.

Food

Hold up, maybe don’t sprinkle all that chlorpyrifos on your toast

Surprise! This pesticide is nastier than we thought, says the EPA.

Food

A New Year’s scramble to obey California’s hard-boiled egg laws

By aiming rules at eaters rather than farmers, California's bid to change poultry farming might actually succeed.

Food

2014 was stuffed with good food news that you never heard about

While high-profile issues aroused inflexible rhetoric, the food movement made real progress this year in a handful of important but less prominent areas.

Food

Eat less. Get healthy. Feed the world.

Whether you end up changing the world or just your own health, eating less is a great idea.

Food

You say mayo, I say mayonnaise, let’s call the lawsuit off

What's in a name? Unilever, maker of Hellmann's, drops its lawsuit against the maker of an alternative, dairy-free mayo.

Politics

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

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