Grist List

Food

Want to know why U.S. tomatoes suck? Because we don’t care about flavor

The cost of being a thrifty grocery shopper: crappy tomatoes.

Food

This seaweed tastes like bacon. We repeat: This seaweed tastes like bacon

Finally, bacon can get stop getting a bum rap for crushing vegetarian dreams.

Living

Can you have kids and still be a good person?

The latest episode of "The Adaptors" looks into a question that most people think about but few like to talk about.

Climate & Energy

Africans are pretty concerned about this climate change mess we made

Forget ISIS and economic stability. Folks from Burkina Faso to Kenya are more worried about global warming.

Food

Big Organic farming isn’t as clean as we may have thought

Good news: There’s still hope for truly sustainable farming.

Food

It’s been a big week for yogurt news

NPR appears to be doing the Lord's work and bringing us all the yogurt news we need to make it through the day.

A Peck of Pizzas

Nick Offerman eats pizza from trees in this sadlaugh of a video

Want to know where your kids' cafeteria lunches are coming from? Luckily for you, Nick Offerman (aka Ron Swanson) is on the case.

just give it a shot

Agave, the plant that gets you drunk off tequila, could also help drought-proof our food system

Scientists want to teach other plants to be as water-thrifty as the nifty agave plant.

Cities

Gloomy alleyways are getting a much-needed makeover

Seattle activists are turning dingy alleys into cool hangouts.