Food

merry-go-roundup

EPA weighs in on the cancer risks of controversial pesticide.

The agency found that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, likely doesn't cause cancer.

Vents and sensibility

Does a range hood waste a lot of energy?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk gives an exhaustive answer.

Merge surge

Corporate giant Bayer just made a deal to buy Monsanto.

Here's why it might not go through.

fruits of their labor

Farmworkers just won big in California.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law guaranteeing farmworkers the right to overtime pay.

Tech down

How do we get off fossil fuels when we’ve always feared change?

People generally oppose anything that feels too new, which is a problem in a world that needs a lot of innovation.

... till proven guilty

A clear contrast of sustainable and unsustainable farming practices — in 20 seconds!

Video shows the huge difference between no-till and conventional farming.

Hunger aims

Way too many Americans have to worry about feeding themselves.

Things are getting better, but they are still embarrassingly bad.

Make America Nate Again

Today, I learned I am running for Veep

Grist's own Nathan(ael) Johnson selected as presidential running mate? Here's his platform.

Flushing Meadows

Can toilets revive New York City’s oyster population?

New York City wants to restore its oyster population, one recycled toilet bowl at a time.