Twilight Greenaway

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

Should the food movement push for better jobs too?

As students rally for farmworkers and unions reach out to foodies, a new report asks: What would it take for the food and labor movements to truly combine forces?

Food mega-wholesaler Sysco pledges to liberate pigs from crates

The last year has seen a wave of companies reject one of the worst factory farm practices out there. But Sysco's pledge might have the most impact yet.

Farm Bill 2012

The lesser of two evils: Why food advocates are pushing for a farm bill they don’t love

Sustainable food advocates don't like the farm bills drafted by the House or the Senate, but they're pushing Congress to pass a final bill before the current one runs out Sept. 30 anyway.

Me, you, and everything we eat: Does food righteousness hinder system-wide change?

Do you get tired of hearing about people's personal choices every time you bring up a big-picture food system problem that needs fixing? Me too.

Top chefs go to ‘food policy boot camp’

Chefs as sustainability advocates? Absolutely, says the James Beard Foundation, which invited 15 chefs to take a deep dive into issues of antibiotic overuse and the farm bill earlier this week.

The latest New York Times exposé won’t stop me from eating organic

The paper of record says consolidation and corporate influence has made the organic label meaningless. The Organic Trade Association says size doesn't matter. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in between.

Beyond red lists: The power of community-supported fisheries

A growing movement to connect consumers directly to small-scale fishermen has the potential to strengthen the national dialogue about what fish we should be eating when.

The perfect Fourth of July side dish

Planning to grill on the Fourth? This foolproof summer side will please a crowd (and you only need to buy four ingredients).

Parched Midwest could mean smaller Gulf dead zone

The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico could be unusually small this year -- not because of better agricultural practices, but because of drought.