Nathanael Johnson
dirty words

Watch this adorable preview for the end of the world

Erosion is the most terrifying and boring problem you’ve never heard about.

OMG

Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Its herbicide-tolerant crop is pitting farmer against farmer.

Climate & Energy

Why the heck isn’t drought-stricken California measuring water?

A new report reveals the big water problems California has yet to solve.

Business & Technology

One company is labeling GMOs with pride — of course it’s Soylent.

Soylent wants you to know it isn't made of people; it's made with GMOs.

worth a shot

Farm animals are about to get a lot more shots

Big pharma is trying to get farms off antibiotics by investing in vaccines.

subsidie another day

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

Nugget of Truth

McDonald’s kept its promise to use fewer antibiotics

Remember when McDonald's pledged to cut down on antibiotics in chicken? That’s happening now — and it’s a big deal.

Grapes of wrath

Why farmworkers are dying from extreme heat

Three women died while picking grapes in California last week.

the (local, organic) meat of the matter

Should colleges treat their students to fine dining or financial aid?

Malcolm Gladwell savaged Bowdoin for its lobster bakes. Can a college really have it all?