Sandor Katz in The New Yorker, the food-politics writer as savior, and more

For your holiday-weekend pleasure, here's the best of what I've been reading lately, starting with a profile of home-fermentation wizard Sandor Katz.

The Climate Desk

Turkey can be climate friendly; spinach, not so much [AUDIO]

Anna Lapp?, the Farm Sanctuary manager, and others on how our food system effects the climate, and how climate change might impact the food's future.

Business & Technology

King Corn's bad pre-Thanksgiving week

Tomorrow, millions of people will feast on flavorless turkeys raised in tight quarters and stuffed with industrially produced, genetically modified corn. You'd think King Corn would be grinning ear-to-ear this week. Instead, His Majesty is furious!


D.C. mayor axes healthier school food

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, attempting to close a $188 million gap in the city's budget, has halted payment of some $4.6 million that was to pay an extra dime or nickel for healthier meals in D.C. public schools.


Grist readers and staff share their renegade Thanksgiving plans

Not everyone wants turkey and plain ol' mashed potatoes. Here's how some of us are shaking up Thanksgiving with deviant dishes.


Giving thanks — to turkeys, without flinching [VIDEO]

A smart and compassionate young farmer walks her customers through the tough business of slaughtering and processing their turkeys so they really understand how a life becomes meat. And how to give thanks for that life.

Business & Technology

Latest exposé shows the egg industry's problems are widespread and systematic

Did you think ol' Jack DeCoster was the one bad egg spoiling the U.S. egg industry? Think again. A Humane Society investigation reveals the ugly truth.


What food pros are looking forward to this Thanksgiving

We set aside our knee-jerk curmudgeonliness and asked other food professionals how they make Thanksgiving interesting for themselves. Because, while this holiday for us has always been more about the company than the meal, we knew these folks would serve …


A mostly vegetarian school gets bloody over turkeys

When the peace-loving Arthur Morgan School community in North Carolina decided to raise and kill our own turkeys, we found ourselves in the throes of an ethical debate about eating meat.