Susie Cagle

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

Living

Your couch is poisoning you

A new study has found that the vast majority of our sofas are full of carcinogens and neurotoxins.

Living

Toxic toys may be poisoning our best friends

A new study suggests BPA and phthalates in plastic chew toys are leaching into our pet dogs.

Climate & Energy

Fracking threatens farms and food safety

Cows near natural-gas fracking sites are getting sick and dying. Food or fuel -- which kind of independence is most important to us?

Food

Super-rare fast-food worker strike hits NYC

Workers are organizing at dozens of McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Domino's, and Papa John's locations city-wide.

Food

Happy Wastegiving, America!

Don't throw out all that turkey. Here's a little something to remind you of horrendous and embarrassing holiday food waste.

Modern-day Robin Hoods: Stealing construction supplies from the rich to give to the Sandy-hit poor

Concerned citizens are confiscating tools and materials from luxury developments and giving them to those hurt the worst by superstorm Sandy.

Living

Please don’t be thankful for America’s unsustainable love affair with big-box retail

Are you planning to celebrate the 50th anniversary of big retail by shopping this Friday? If so, :( .

Cities

San Francisco approves micro apartments

San Francisco is changing the city building code to allow for "micro-unit apartments" that boast only 150 square feet of living space.

Food

Celebrate Food Workers Week by being uncharacteristically nice at the grocery store

While you're rushing about buying cranberries and sweet potatoes, remember to thank the people who grow, pick, deliver, and prepare your food.

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