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.


Meet the man who changed the way the U.S. fights poverty abroad

The best way to fight poverty worldwide? Give small farmers a hand.


The science is in, and this popular weedkiller really might be harmful

In vindication for herbicide critics, EPA says atrazine may harm animals


Crazy idea to change the world: What if we gave kids a good start in life?

Feeding children well could be the key to ending poverty.

We can build this future

We believe in a sustainable food future that works for everyone, and we’re on a mission to get us there.


China just said what the U.S. never has: Eat less meat

China’s new food guidelines could put a huge dent in global emissions.


Climate change is making food more toxic

Mycotoxins and other poisons are cropping up in our crops.


Here’s one way GMOs aren’t beating evolution

Evolution has a million year head start on genetic engineers.

Climate Change

Nestle, PepsiCo, and other big corporations promised to protect forests. Who’s following through?

Corporate sustainability promises get a crash test. Here’s who passed.


Organic industry sales put Monsanto’s to shame

Organic food just keeps getting more popular.