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.

Food Feeding the City

Seattle’s new urban-ag models are sprouting in friendly soil

Seattle's urban ag scene is flourishing, with innovative startup farms and organizations putting down roots alongside established ones. And with new legislation just passed Aug. 16, they will have even more room and resources with which to grow.

The county fair: Less country every year, even in Nebraska

When the tomatoes turn red and the corn is so tall I can't even reach the top by jumping, I get a hankering for funnel cake, sno-cones, and the tilt-a-whirl. It must be county fair season in the Midwest! But …