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

California: Stop medicating animals! Animal ag industry: Cool

California's tight new restrictions on antibiotic use for farm animals aren't upsetting farmers the way you'd have expected a few years ago.

Food

What the TPP means for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Here's what we know about the Trans-Pacific Partnership so far.

Politics

Congress just missed a chance to help hungry kids. Here’s what happened

Advocates are hoping a new school lunch law will include some modest additions to the national programs.

Food

Check out the finalists of this biomimicry invention contest

In this competition based on biomimicry, new ideas for improving the food system draw inspiration from earthworms, ants, and mangrove trees.

Science

Good news: Global health is actually improving. Huzzah, civilization!

The latest data shows we've made impressive strides on human life expectancy around the world.

Food

McDonald’s to roll out organic hamburger in Germany

How big is the overlap between McD's customers and people who want organic beef? I guess we'll soon find out.

Food

Is Cargill backsliding on its promise to end deforestation?

Some environmental activists say yes. Cargill says actions speak louder than words.

Food

The oyster wars shed light on a bigger debate

After all the sound and fury of the oyster war, perhaps we can learn a better form of community decision making.

Food

Egg prices have doubled in the last year. Here’s why

Avian flu killed a lot of hens, so now there are fewer eggs to go around.