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

GMO labeling defeated in Oregon

The group that put the mandatory GMO-labeling initiative on the Oregon ballot concedes defeat.

Food

USDA dumps millions in lunch money on local food

Could the long national nightmare of gross school lunches be drawing to a close? Not yet, but this is a good start.

Food

We can feed the world without chopping down more forests

And we should, even if that means -- gasp! -- using synthetic fertilizers.

Food

The last holdout among big palm oil businesses joins no-deforestation pledge

That means 96 percent of global palm oil production is now committed to better practices. Next step: making sure the promises are kept.

Food

From Hazard to Flippin, White House promotes local food in awesomely named towns

$800,000 for food-system improvements may be peanuts on a federal scale, but even peanuts can make a difference at the local level.

Food

Finally, a GMO debate without shouting

Intelligence Squared takes on a contentious issue in a clear way, and the resulting video makes for a great primer on GMOs.

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This sausage prank exposes our weird food issues

A butcher pretends to put piglets into a sausage machine. Madness ensues.

Food

Turn your city into a swarm of robot farms

A California company is fixing to fill up urban nooks and crannies with plugin farming systems.

Food

Less food stamps = more hunger. Duh!

The idea that cutting food assistance will help move poor people towards self-sufficiency looks like a pipe dream.

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