Food Feeding the City

From Motown to Growtown: The greening of Detroit

Where factories once flourished, hope sprouts in Detroit's urban gardens and farms, and projects like Greening Detroit.


My Intentional Life: Hot Flies in the Summertime

The roomies jackhammer up concrete to make way for a garden. See what happens when that freshly-tilled urban soil meets a rainy summer and feral cats.


With salmonella recall expanding to half a billion eggs, it's time to rethink ‘efficiency'

No one can say the egg industry isn't efficient. With the 10 largest producers owning 135 million hens, they can poison millions in a single swoop.


More research linking pesticide exposure to ADHD in kids

UC Berkeley researchers have been studying the relationship between pesticide exposure and attention problems in children living in California's Salinas Valley, aka America's "Lettuce Bowl." Not surprisingly, they're at much higher risk for ADHD.


Urbivore’s Dilemma, Week 11: Cast iron and pot luck

This week's Urbivore's Dilemma: Hosting the biggest dinner party ever in my tiny Brooklyn apartment, and getting sentimental about heirloom cast iron skillets.


New York City food pantries linking those in need with local farm-fresh produce

Local Produce Link enables food pantries to get the same locally grown, farm fresh, and sometimes organic produce as posh Manhattan restaurants. And their clients, young and old, get to visit farms to see where that fresh food comes from.

Climate & Energy

Whiskey biofuels getting tanked

Scottish scientists have been thinking a lot about drinking and driving. And what they've discovered will knock you off your feet.


A ‘habitual offender' unleashes nearly half a billion salmonella-tainted eggs

Jack DeCoster, the man behind the company responsible for the vast egg recall, has a record of environmental and human-rights abuses dating to the 90s

Business & Technology

The (incredibly loud) sound of SunChips on the Today Show — featuring Grist!

Watch the Today Show -- and me! -- break down the issue of SunChips' new and noisy biodegradable bag.