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.

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

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.

New podcast: interview with Nancy Rabalais, expert on the Gulf dead zone

In the latest edition of Victual Reality, the podcast about food politics, I talk to Nancy Rabalais, the scientist who leads an annual voyage into the Gulf dead zone to measure the extent of its destruction.

Three pillars of a food revolution

As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? It's a question of values.

Food Feeding the City

What U.S. citydwellers really spend on food and drink

Five average Detroit households could subsist on one profligate Austinite's food budget. Check out an infographic showing which cities spend the most and least on food.

Fair fare: Fun on a stick [SLIDESHOW]

It's county fair season, and as farmers compete for handsomest Holstein, vendors are vying to impale the most outrageous items on a stick and fry them.