turn off, tune out, drop off

Artificial lighting: even worse for your health than it is for the environment

Just in case you need another reason to turn out the lights: It turns out they mess with your head. A new study has found that spending your evenings in a lit room delays and …


How to date a vegan

Vegans are an elusive breed known for their hotness and dexterity with soy. Want to get frisky with one? Here's how, in Grist's TreeShagger column.

For when you karo too much

In honor of MLK, Jr. Day, my great-grandmother’s pecan pie recipe

In which I make peace with regular old corn syrup, and you should, too.

A1 fake sauce

Ask Umbra on the sustainability and safety of fake meat products

Is trading hot dogs for not dogs better for your health? Is swapping chicken wings for chik’n wings better for the planet? Ask Umbra investigates. Read this if you like meat or are meatless!

Soymilkin' it

How truly delicious tofu gets made [VIDEO]

Tofu master Minh Tsai of Hodo Soy Beanery in Oakland, Calif. explains how he makes artisanal, organic tofu that even Asians would enjoy eating, in this video by 'Food. Curated.'

Tom’s kitchen

Short-rib tacos for the occasional meat eater

I'm just back from Mexico -- and here is my tribute to the cooking of that country's great food markets.

Wake up and smell your vegetables, America!

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of fatness

When did a diet of processed, sugary junk foods become what "real Americans" eat? Messaging by Big Food -- echoed by a cynical GOP -- has taken many people hostage in what I call American …


Why are gays more eco-friendly?

A recent poll says gays and lesbians are more likely to support the environment. So why are the gays greener?

dirty business

Think composting stinks? Here's a fresher idea

Brooklyn company Vokashi is a composting service for people who don't want to harbor rotting vegetable matter in their kitchens.