Gristmill

Food

Fish DNA database aims to fight seafood fraud and promote conservation

DNA testing is the only way to fight seafood fraud -- but can it be made to help consumers and not just scientists?

Climate & Energy

Another climate poll demonstrates that climate polls are stupid

You should only read this because you like being mad about things.

Climate & Energy

Let’s name all of the ocean water that will someday flood us after Reagan

That's Rep. Darrell Issa's idea, and it's a fun one.

Climate & Energy

We answer your questions about the coming East Coast blizzard

Or, we try, anyway. And yes, The Weather Channel has actually named the storm "Nemo."

Politics

Marco Rubio keeps digging deeper on climate denial

In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Rubio compiles a greatest-hits list of nonsense and inaccuracy.

Politics

TransCanada is getting everyone it knows to hustle Obama on Keystone

Including its CEO and its BFFs on the Hill.

Politics

The USDA is gearing up to steal candy from babies

The Department of Agriculture plans to crack down on greasy 'n' sweet snacks sold in school vending machines and lunch lines.

Food

USDA report predicts all manner of end-times for crops and forests

From droughts to swarms of insects, the USDA predicts a rough future for crops and forests.

Politics

New-old disaster aid may be coming for troubled farmers

A stopgap measure being considered in Congress could help drought-stricken farmers, but we'll still be waiting on that Farm Bill ...

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