How lessons from the Black Panthers could change the food movement

History teaches us that food has always been a potent political tool.


Here’s why Whole Foods’ pre-peeled oranges might not be as absurd as they sound

In which we explain #orangegate.


What you need to know about planning a garden. (Hint: It starts with the seeds)

Here are some tips for gardeners-to-be wondering where to begin.

Business & Technology

Why the EPA’s recent pesticide battle could be a big deal

The move could signal a change in the way the agency approaches conditional registrations.


Farmers don’t try new things because it’s too risky. This could change that

A new website gives important information on new agriculture gizmos.


How to embrace power bowls — featuring 6 delicious combinations

The power bowl trend may be ridiculous, but that shouldn't stop consenting adults from using bowls to mix up delicious, environmentally friendly food.


What Instagram reveals about your access to healthy food

In all regions of the U.S., Instagram posts from food deserts depicted grub that was higher in cholesterol, sugar, and fat.


Senate moves closer to blocking state GMO labeling

The bill would quash a slew of local initiatives, including a labeling law in Vermont which kicks in July 1.


Meet Grist’s new executive editor — and awesome senior editors

Scott Dodd will oversee Grist’s 18-member editorial department, including new editors Rebecca Leber and Matt Craft.