Twilight Greenaway

Twilight was Grist's food editor from 2011-2012. Follow her on twitter.

Farm Bill 2012

Congress extends farm bill, still manages to screw sustainable farmers

When Congress passed a nine-month farm bill extension as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations, it disappointed sustainable food advocates around the country.

The year in food and farming

From GMO labeling to pink slime to food worker rights, here's a look at 2012's biggest food stories.

New Agtivist: Rebecca Thistlethwaite knows how to spot farms with a future

After a year spent traveling the nation, this farmer and author of a new farming guidebook understands what it takes to beat the odds.

Mercury in seafood: Where does it come from?

Seventy scientists spent two years putting together a complete picture of mercury in the ocean and in seafood. Will the results convince the U.S. to control emissions?

Tech, food experts join forces to hack the meat industry

The small-but-growing alternative meat industry got a needed boost this week from a group of foodies and software programmers at the first meat hackathon.

Enough with the Christmas cookies: Five unpredictable homemade food gifts

These ideas will help you think outside the cookie tin.

Nanoparticles in your food? You’re already eating them

What's engineered in a lab, added to processed foods, and never labeled? If you thought GMOs were mysterious, try nanoparticles.

Looking for antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Try raw pork

A new study by Consumer Reports found pork contaminated with dangerous levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including high rates of Yersinia.

A grocery store for the people planned for West Oakland food desert

A new plan will put a grocery store in one of the nation's largest food deserts -- and provide a unique investment opportunity for regular folks.