Maryn has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Alta, Eater, Eating Well, FiveThirtyEight, The Food and Environment Reporting Network, The Guardian, Health, Medium, Modern Farmer, More, Mosaic, Mother Jones, MSNBC, Nature, Neo.Life, Newsweek, NPR, Scientific American, SELF, Slate, VICE, Weapons of Reason, WIRED, the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, CIDRAP, and Georgia Trend, among others.

Articles by Date


The Antibiotics Business is Broken—But There’s a Fix

The True Dollar Cost of the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Colonialists Are Coming for Blood—Literally

Can Lettuce Survive Climate Change?

To Get Antibiotics Off Your Plate, Vote With Your Wallet

The New York Times Magazine

Air Sickness: Why the menace of mosquitoes will only get worse

Home to Roost: The looming threat of avian flu

The New Republic

The Plague Years

The Atlantic

When Tulips Kill

Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places

How Your Chicken Dinner Is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug


Why Are So Many People Getting a Meat Allergy?

Mother Jones

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

The Meat Industry Refuses to Track Drugs on America’s Farms—and It’s Making Superbugs Worse

Pig-related infections spread in Denmark, may be in U.S. too

The Meat Industry Refuses to Track Drugs on America’s Farms—and It’s Making Superbugs Worse


Future Planting


The Jamón Went Down to Georgia


Antibiotics Set to Flood Florida’s Troubled Orange Orchards

Antibiotic resistance: The last resort Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to powerful carbapenem antibiotics — one of the last drugs on the shelf

Vaccine development: Man vs MRSA

National Geographic News

What a Gold Rush-era orchard could mean for the future of food

New Way to Fight Superbugs Found in Noxious Weed

Child Mummy Found With Oldest Known Smallpox Virus

Military Labs Are Too Careless With Deadly Diseases: Report

Here’s What We Know Now About Zika and Birth Defects


After years of debate, the FDA finally curtails antibiotic use in livestock

Critical Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts


How to Stop a Lethal Virus

Food and Environment Reporting Network

Antibiotic use in India’s chicken industry is a looming disaster

Perdue gets high marks from activists on its chicken reforms

Many options for replacing antibiotics in meat supply, but is demand high?

Pig-related infections spread in Denmark, may be in U.S. too

Shareholders, activists pressure restaurants on antibiotic use in meat


The U.S. Can’t Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

Atlanta Magazine

White Oak Pastures’ General Store is the first retail store to open in Bluffton in more than 40 years

Tonic (VICE Health)

Babies in California Are Being Born With Syphilis


If Waffle House Is Closed, It’s Time To Panic: After a hurricane, the 24/7 restaurant provides one measure of how infrastructure and supply chains are holding up.

Modern Farmer

The Abstinence Method Dutch farmers just say no to antibiotics for livestock

A French Farm Show: Cows, Protesters and, Of Course, Cheese

From Factory Farm to Organic Icon: Will Harris III grew up on conventional farming. But now his family’s legacy is anything but


The Future of Chicken: How to mass-produce meat without breeding killer microbes

Dengue, aka “Breakbone Fever,” Is Back: The vicious virus has re-established itself in the South, and mosquitoes are carrying it north

The Father of the Chicken Nugget: Robert C. Baker was a poultry savant. But his contribution to fast food has been erased from the history books


Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future: After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?

Boston at a distance, in the dark

Man flips truck after cold sore virus travels to his brain

Scientific American

A Flu Vaccine That’s Always in Season A single shot to thwart all flu viruses may be within reach

Why Whooping Cough Vaccines Are Wearing Off

Rethinking Rabies: Some rabies infections may not be lethal, but be especially wary of dog bites

Shock to the System: During sepsis, the body attacks itself. Researchers are working on new ways to fight back

Small Gadgets That Make You Healthier Mobile phones and tiny sensors are making it easier to quickly flag health trends


The Dangerous Superbugs Hiding in Your Dinner

Saving Carol Decker: Her Nearly-Fatal Fight With Sepsis

The Rising Dangers of Ticks


Morgellons mystery

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Rabies Reason: CDC Panel Recommends Reduced Vaccine Dosing for Rabies Exposures

NIH Launches Emergency Care Research Office

CMS Head CT Rule Under Fire

Reaping the Whirlwind: Emergency Physician Recounts His Fateful Brush With Deadly Twister in Joplin, MO

Aging Gracefully? Patient Safety Advocates Call for Ongoing Skills Assessments for Older Physicians


The Truth About Staph

The Guardian

The reason why this deadly E coli makes doctors shudder

Georgia Trend

Julie Gerberding: On the Public Health Frontline

Ready or Not?

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy News (selected)

ERs felt pandemic flu fear before flu itself

New Canadian studies suggest seasonal flu shot increased H1N1 risk

Half of parents concerned about vaccine side effects

New tool helps trace MRSA’s local, global spread

MRSA clone in food animals worrisome, expert says