How water woes will mess with food businesses

A new report makes the business case for food producers to do more to protect their water supplies by supporting action on climate.

We spent the last month talking to farmers about food. Here’s what matters

Farm size matters because farmers should be able to make a living raising our food without becoming a gigantic operation. Here's why Grist matters, too.


It’s time to panic. Olives are in big trouble

Olive oil is like liquid, edible gold -- so we're bummed that olive trees in Italy are being eaten alive by an invasive pest.


This weird plant might be the future of Alaskan agriculture

Rhodiola rosae is a frost-tolerant succulent that just might be the biggest commercial crop the Last Frontier has ever seen.


Removing antibiotics from food makes a difference, removing GMOs doesn’t

Food chains are falling over themselves trying to please the public by simplifying their products. Sometimes that's great. Sometimes it's meaningless.

Connecting the dots between the environment and justice

Help change the conversation about race and environmentalism.


New York’s beloved hot dogs are becoming a lot greener

But not in the way you might expect.


The next big war might be over phosphorus

A new study of soil warns that we're pushing the limits of our planetary skin and in danger of pulling nutrients out of the earth too fast.


The newest threat to California pistachios: A nuclear deal with Iran

Well, this is nuts.