House Republicans do their part to commemorate National Women’s Health Week


Business & Technology

If you care about women or the environment, you’ll hate what might have happened in Iowa

An oil company allegedly offered an Iowa landowner the services of a teenage prostitute in exchange for allowing a pipeline in his yard.

On the Farm

Exclusive: The Crow Quill Night Owls play the best break-up song

Watch The Crow Quill Night Owls play their jaunty, ragtime country blues number, "Cryin My Blues Away," at last year's Pickathon.


Can I put chopsticks in the compost?

A reader wonders what to do with utensils that come with her take-out. Umbra says MSG, let me think about that.


Reality TV that doesn’t suck: Watch this family feed 10 kids with an awesome farm

This video on New Orleans food culture features a recipe for Creole chicken and shrimp curry, too.


Texas doesn’t give a damn about your reproductive rights

The majority of women in Texas encounter some sort of barrier to accessing reproductive healthcare.

Climate & Energy

Good news! Climate change could make weed more potent

We’re pretty sure these scientists were stoned when they wrote this study.

We spent the last month talking to farmers about food. Here’s what matters

Farm size matters because farmers should be able to make a living raising our food without becoming a gigantic operation. Here's why Grist matters, too.

Babe Alert!

An attorney general, gene-editing biochemist, and a child-free farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup of badass women in the news also includes the woman behind the first certified organic restaurant in the country.