Grist List

KANYE WHO?

The Dalai Lama calls for swift climate action and pals around with Patti Smith

Forget Kanye West -- the Tibetan leader rocked a panel on climate change to discuss environmental responsibility and Pope Francis' encyclical.

Oh Snap

Americans spent $18.8 million in food stamps at farmers markets last year

At farmers markets, accepting SNAP benefits is a win for low-income shoppers – and farmers, too.

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."

Food

The NSA has a farmers market. What they don’t tell you is [REDACTED]

Farmers have to go through two security clearances and have their wares sniffed by a K-9 unit before setting up shop.

Business & Technology

This bike does everything for your lazy ass

This smartbike is set to synch up with your smartphone or smartwatch, making it very appealing to your lazybrain and lazybody.

the science of the lambs

Someone accidentally ate a GMO lamb with jellyfish DNA — and nothing happened

It sounds like a setup to a horror movie: A genetically modified glow-in-the-dark lamb was unintentionally sold to a slaughterhouse. But really, NBD.

Climate & Energy

Pope Francis isn’t the only old Catholic who believes in climate change

You might have more in common with your grandpa than you think.

Cities

Seattle drivers get rewarded for not being jerks

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest: Where You Can Be A Baby For Life.

Living

This bodega can’t afford rising rent so it’s throwing an Artisanal Landlord Price Hike Sale

As Jesse's Deli in Brooklyn prepares to close, its neighbors are rallying to save their local convenience store.