Articles by Bonnie Azab Powell
Bonnie Azab Powell was Grist's food editor until February 2011. A dot-com-bubble rider turned university refugee, Bonnie co-founded one of the first "food-politics" blogs, The Ethicurean, in May 2006 -- also coining that term to describe someone interested in sustainable, organic, local, and ethical (SOLE) food that also happens to be tasty.
Obsessed with our broken food system, she switched from writing freelance business and technology articles to SOLE food. Her work has appeared in a bunch of places printed on dead trees. She lives in the Bay Area, where she gardens half-assedly and cooks wholeheartedly while running two meat CSAs for small local farms. She loathes the word "foodie."
Recycling 'blackouts in a can' should inspire other uses for recalled food
Here in America, we don't believe in wasting food. Not only do we find a home for unwanted alcoholic energy drinks, but also edible food-like substances and even potentially hazardous items like contaminated eggs.
'The Daily Show' investigates San Francisco's Happy Meal toy ban
Starting in December 2011, McDonald's restaurants in San Francisco are turning Happy Meals into Crappy Meals, reports the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi.
Tropicana 'snackifies' drinks with new fruit in a tube
American adults and kids don't eat enough fruit. The solution, according to PepsiCo: Make fruit more fun! And what's more fun than puréed slush that you can squirt straight in your mouth?
Farmer-scientist group wants to 'hack society' through open-source technology
The Open Source Ecology team's ambitious first project is the Global Village Construction Set -- a sort of life-size Erector set of the most essential machines for building a "small civilization with modern-day comforts."