Twilight Greenaway

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

Food

Antibiotics in your meat? The ethanol industry might be partly to blame

Many farmers feed livestock spent grain from the ethanol process in order to lower feed costs. New research confirms what some have long suspected: Those byproducts contain antibiotics from the ethanol distilling process.

Food

Graft punk: Breaking the law to help urban trees bear fruit

The Guerrilla Grafters play Frankenstein with ornamental city trees by splicing branches that yield fruit for the common good. But not everyone's happy: Their pursuit of fruit isn't exactly legal.

Locavore

Michigan threatens small farms by calling heritage pigs ‘invasive’

The state recently classified some heritage pigs as "invasive species," which endangers the livelihood of hundreds of small farmers -- and Big Ag could have a hand in it.

Food

Labor of love: Domestic fair trade grows

Just like Fair Trade for international farms, the Food Justice Certified label is rewarding farms with fair labor practices inside the U.S.

Green Home

FDA on BPA: We need more time to think

In their belated response to a petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Food and Drug Administration says it refuses to ban the chemical.

Sustainable Farming

The woman who took on Koch Industries to save her farm

The author of the new book Turn Here Sweet Corn talks about organic farming, rural development, and what it takes to fight big corporate money with people power.

Food

Court orders FDA to regulate antibiotics in livestock

After more than three decades of stalling on antibiotics in livestock, a court ruled Thursday the FDA must act. But just how long it will take before any real change occurs is another question.

Food

This recipe could change the way you look at rice

Brown rice is healthier and better for the planet than white rice. So why don't more of us cook it?

Industrial Agriculture

Strawberry lovers rejoice: Methyl iodide off the market for now

After a series of recent blows within the California agriculture community, the makers of this controversial pesticide say the U.S. market isn't "economically viable."

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