Posts Under ‘Grist’ Category

Organic Food Causes Autism and Diabetes

That is the wickedly clever title of a post by Kevin Folta,¬†a plant geneticist at the University of Florida, in Gainsville. To make his point, Folta, as he says on twitter, uses logic “borrowed from the anti-GMO crowd.” That would be logic like this: Is it a coincidence that autism has risen since GMOs have…Continue Reading…

Grist: Autism Linked to Corn Syrup

When it comes to climate change, Grist (like many green advocacy outlets), is quick to pounce on media stories it deems substandard. A recent example is this slapdown¬†from Grist’s executive editor, titled: How Huffington Post aided a demolition job on climate science Well, it turns out that Grist has a wrecking ball of its own,…Continue Reading…

Green Me, Baby

Well, I didn’t take the poll, but I’m putting my nomination in early for the official TreeShagger song. I’m also shocked–shocked–that this number one green pastime didn’t make the cut.

Can Grist Widen the Climate Debate?

Ryan Lizza, a reporter for The New Yorker, stopped by the Grist office yesterday to chat about his widely read article on How the Senate and White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change Today, David Roberts provides the highlights of the chat, in which he notes at the end of his…Continue Reading…

Romm Shocked at Grist's Audacity

How pissed is Joe Romm at Grist? Plenty. Their decision to act more like a journalistic outlet than a one-note activist clearinghouse (in this instance) now makes it harder for him to make statements like this (in bold, of course): I can’t imagine why any serious journalist would cite the work of The Breakthrough Institute…Continue Reading…

What Happened to Grist?

Kudos to Grist for posting this rebuttal. I actually suggested such a thing yesterday on their site. Probably a coincidence. More likely they acted after seeing the dueling Huffington posts between Romm and TBI. Anyway, maybe this augurs a new chapter in Grist’s reincarnation as…a more diverse group blog. I wish they never went in…Continue Reading…

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Anyone notice the Rommathon at Grist these past few days, including this incoherent slime fest? Must be vacation time there in Seattle, because I’ve noticed in the last six months that they’ve generally refrained from cross-posting Romm’s really nasty stuff. Staffers at print and web mags typically head for the hills about now. Then again,…Continue Reading…

Buyer's Remorse

Grist seems to have a bad case of buyer’s remorse these days. There was plenty of fiery debate on the Waxman-Markey climate bill in the weeks leading up to its passage out of committee. But if you’re a regular reader of Grist you only heard one side of that debate, mainly a vigorous defense/rationalization of…Continue Reading…