the steaks have never been higher

Grass-fed beef sales jumped 40 percent in 2015.

People bought a lot more grass-fed beef last year. The climate implications are ... uncertain.


How climate change is screwing up your favorite season

Enjoy the autumn while it lasts.

Swamp Things

You may be familiar with food deserts, but have you heard of a food swamp?

Beverly Grant of Mo Betta Green MarketPlace in Denver explains the difference between a food swamp and a food oasis.

green thumb

Lawns are for suckers. Plant a garden — for the climate!

A new study finds home gardening could make major contributions to fighting climate change.


You know you want to be Grist’s newest fellow

Grist is looking for an editorial fellow, a justice fellow, and a video fellow. Apply today!

bog down

The fires of Indonesia aren’t just killing the planet; they’re killing people.

Smoke from the 2015 fires killed over 100,000 people.


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.