Grist List

Food

For $35 you can eat a lion-meat taco

Ever wonder what it's like to eat lion rather than vice versa? Taco Fusion will let you find out.

Living

Cassava was supposed to help us survive climate change, and now it’s dying

Cassava can double for potatoes as a staple crop, and it's less sensitive to heat changes. But now, even this alt-tuber is being snatched away from us.

Living

This hilarious, awesome Ziploc jacket is the most practical upcycled clothing we’ve ever seen

Use it to complete your outfit, use it to hold your lunch.

Living

Carrotmob helps you give businesses a reason to make positive changes

It works like an inverse boycott. Rather than influence businesses by withholding money, customers can influence businesses by giving them money.

Cities

You can help save Venice’s old-school gondolas

There are two kinds of gondolas in Venice. Kickstarter is trying to save the cheaper ones.

Living

Compare a week of U.S. groceries to Mexico, Mongolia, and other countries

Peter Menzel and Faith D'Alusio offer a fascinating window into the differences in the quantity and quality of food people eat across the world.

Living

The FDA wants to put restrictions on caffeine

The FDA is worried about the 10-year-old kid who thinks it's AWESOME to have caffeinated waffles.

Climate & Energy

Climate change may make it harder for surfers to catch a good wave

Due to climate change, waves are going to shrink over 25 percent of the world, including in a lot of popular surfing areas. Bogus.

Living

Doofuses decide to eat nothing but junk food for a week, manage not to die

A doctor told them: "You should cancel this.”

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