These vitamin-fortified bananas might get you thinking differently about GMOs

A controversial effort is underway to fight vitamin A deficiency with engineered bananas.

Grease Enlightening

The bitter truth about butter’s environmental impacts

A recently converted vegan wonders if it takes more energy to produce cooking oils than it does to make butter. Advice maven Umbra Fisk says she shouldn't waffle.

in hot dog water

These sea cucumbers vacuum up the ocean’s trash — and they’re in trouble

Pollution and overfishing are big problems for the "burnt hot dog" cucumber.


What would actually happen if we stopped eating so much meat?

A new study shows just how much CO2 -- and lives -- we'd save if we just cut our meat consumption in half by 2050.


I’m Grist’s new executive editor. Tell me how to do my job.

What would make your Grist experience more essential and inspiring?


Make nifty food coloring with ingredients from your kitchen

There are so many amazing colors in food -- why not use them as dyes?

Business & Technology

General Mills is doing GMO labeling, because it’s just easier

Food companies had been a united front. Now that front is crumbling like a granola bar.


Buzz of Honey Nut Cheerios speaks out against new ad campaign

General Mills removed the bee from cereal boxes in Canada in order to raise awareness about pollinator die-offs.


Grist food writer nominated for James Beard Award, makes colleagues proud

Nathanael Johnson was nominated for the prestigious award in the Food Reporting category.