Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle writes and draws news for Grist. She also writes and draws tweets for Twitter.

Food

It’s fast-food fish season — and no, it’s not sustainable

McDonald's, Wendy's, and Carl's Jr. are rushing to introduce fish products in time for the Christian holiday Lent.

Cities

Fallacy of the creative class: Why Richard Florida’s ‘urban renaissance’ won’t save U.S. cities

Cities like Oakland, Calif., are learning galleries and high-end coffee shops can't solve violence, poverty, and other inner-city problems. And when climate change hits hard, they may hurt more than help.

Politics

Congress takes a big hit of hemp-farm legalization

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would legalize the farming of industrial hemp, and a Senate bill will soon follow.

Cities

Biggest cities with biggest transit systems still face biggest congestion

Cities have the most of everything, from car traffic to sweet public bus rides.

Food

Fish DNA database aims to fight seafood fraud and promote conservation

DNA testing is the only way to fight seafood fraud -- but can it be made to help consumers and not just scientists?

Politics

The USDA is gearing up to steal candy from babies

The Department of Agriculture plans to crack down on greasy 'n' sweet snacks sold in school vending machines and lunch lines.

Food

USDA report predicts all manner of end-times for crops and forests

From droughts to swarms of insects, the USDA predicts a rough future for crops and forests.

Politics

New-old disaster aid may be coming for troubled farmers

A stopgap measure being considered in Congress could help drought-stricken farmers, but we'll still be waiting on that Farm Bill ...

Politics

Anti-Agenda 21 bill is back in Arizona, wants to eat your brains

It failed last year, but Arizona state senators are back with another attempt at outlawing sustainability.

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