Twilight Greenaway

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

  • Can healthy food come from unhealthy workers?

    From cramped, unclean housing to a lack of paid sick days, more and more evidence is linking poor treatment of workers in the food chain to unsafe food.

  • Protein: An invitation to sink your teeth in

    Today on Grist we’re launching a series of articles about protein. What made me want to focus on protein? Well, let’s just say it started with my dog, Lucy.

  • The little county that could get California to rethink methyl iodide

    Could Monterey County influence the statewide discussion about this toxic fumigant before it goes into large-scale use? Some advocates are counting on it.

  • A fork in the road for Slow Food

    While the leadership of Slow Food USA has been working to broaden its audience and incorporate more advocacy and food access work, a vocal group of critics inside the movement accuses the group of straying too far from the kitchen.

  • Bourbon of proof: Is Kentucky’s heritage spirit compromised by GMO corn?

    As an American, corn-based spirit, bourbon has changed rapidly in recent decades. Now, the question is: How long do we have until it’s all made with genetically engineered grain?

  • Is your all-you-can-eat shrimp killing the mangroves?

    Kennedy Warne, author of Let Them Eat Shrimp, discusses the connection between shrimp farming and the disappearance of some of the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth.

  • The bad food news of 2011

    We continue digesting this year’s food politics coverage below — only this time we take account of the things that didn’t go so well. (Tired of bad news? See the year’s good food news instead.) 1.  Food prices have gone …

  • The good food news of 2011

    2011 was a big year for food politics. In case you dozed off anywhere along the way, I’ve collected the year’s most important stories below. (Want something lighter? See my Sustainable Food Trends story from last week. Want something heavier? …

  • 2011: Sustainable food trends

    A good year-end trend list should do two things simultaneously: confirm the conscientious reader’s suspicions while providing a few surprise nuggets. Sustainable food is a vast category with many opportunities for interpretation, so what I offer up here is an …