Twilight Greenaway

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

Organic food might not be more nutritious, but you should eat it anyway

A roundup of expert opinions on Stanford University's latest organic study raises some big questions about the role of nutrition in the organic conversation.

New guide helps you scrimp and save without eating toxic junk

Have you ever been shopping for groceries and wished someone would help you find the foods that are the least toxic and processed for the best price? A new guide does just that.

These companies don’t want GMOs labeled in California

Here's a visual breakdown of the 20 companies that have put the most money into fighting California's Prop 37. Can you guess who's at the top?

Don’t box me in: The unstoppable growth of CSA-style produce delivery

What started as an intimate, two-way connection between farms and locavores has spurred a much wider approach to produce delivery. But does bringing organic food to the masses dilute real community-supported agriculture?

Can’t-miss summer reading for sustainable food fans

From academic anthologies to personal journeys, here are some of the latest books fueling the good food movement.

Farmers, beekeepers, brewers: Book takes on New York’s food makers past and present

In her new book, "Eat the City," author Robin Shulman digs in to the Big Apple's food producing past and takes a romp through its lively present.

Drought: Bad for the Gulf ‘dead zone’ after all?

The nation's drought-withered corn fields aren't taking in anywhere near the amount of nitrogen fertilizer that farmers put on the ground last spring. And the excess could show up in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mixed blessings: A smaller Gulf dead zone offers less to celebrate than you’d think

This year's unusually small Gulf dead zone bucks the upward trend and will give aquatic life a chance to rebound. But it's no reason to breathe easy about nutrient runoff from agriculture.

GMO potatoes: Is the biodiversity shortcut worth it?

The Irish potato famine should have taught the food and farming world that crop diversity is crucial. But the genetically engineered potato on trial in Ireland suggests that we haven't actually learned much.