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Can I get drunk without destroying the planet?

A recent trip to New Orleans and Florida has one reader wondering why cocktails are so often served in plastic cups -- and if there's any way to stem this wasteful tide. Advice maven Umbra …

Cities

Want some rich, exotic compost? Look to your local zoo

What happens in the zoo need not stay in the zoo.

Food

Bison ranching is growing in the U.S. — and so is the debate over how to raise them

Some want to follow in the footsteps of industrialized beef. Others want to focus on sustainability.

Business & Technology

Why are we still losing so much rainforest in Indonesia? A hypothesis

Who's to blame for last year's devastating fires in Indonesia -- big corporations? Small farmers? Or an endangered feudal system?

Food

Make your own conversation hearts this Valentine’s Day

These classic heart-shaped candies are easy to make at home.

Food

This Chipotle conspiracy theory is the craziest thing we’ve read all day

Welcome to the internet, where you can say anything.

Living

Should we feel guilty for watching the Super Bowl?

The Grist staff weighs in on whether they will or won't be watching the big game.

Food

U.S. food industry workers are pretty forked over

Low wages plague the second largest employer in the U.S.

Food

Will climate change move agriculture indoors? And will that be a good thing?

The story of a hot indoor-ag startup offers a window onto the potential and the pitfalls of the new greenhouse-tech movement.