Food

Dairy industry has a cow over plant-based milks

Instead of trying to fight off products like soy and almond milk, dairy companies should start selling them.

Mini-Docs

Turns out community gardening might be pretty good rehab

Caring for a garden is kind of like kicking booze, says one tough-talking Vietnam vet.

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Gary Taubes bites into our national obsession with sweets

And he’s not sugar-coating it.

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Here’s some of the best environmental writing of 2016, according to us.

Here are people who did a rad job of covering climate change and other green issues in 2016.

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The worst anti-science nonsense of 2016

Between Trump's Cabinet, Jill Stein, and Hurricane Matthew truthers, science has been attacked from all sides.

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The vegan meat market really beefed up in 2016.

It was the year of burgers that convincingly reproduce meat’s flavor compounds.

From the Editor

The Grist holiday letter

What a year we had!

THE POVERTY SOLUTION: PUT PEOPLE FIRST

Can capitalism, conservation, and cosmopolitanism coexist? Here’s what I learned.

Evidence suggests that there is not just a moral, but a practical imperative to fight poverty.

The poverty solution: Put people first

What do small-scale farmers want for the future and for their kids?

We talked to small farmers in Thailand about their feelings on their profession and lifestyle.