Food & Race: 10 Years of Creating a More Just Food System

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The Civil Eats Editors

The food system, like every other aspect of life in America, has been shaped by structural racism and racial injustice.…

Two New Films Paint Starkly Different Pictures of Farming in America

“I have a bunch of fantasies,” Celeste Nolan said over the phone from southeastern Ohio, about improvements that would make…

2 days ago

Pittsburgh Grows Urban Gardens in the Fight Against Gentrification

“Like most Black people my age, I’ve always been in the midst of gardens,” says 72-year-old Ayanna Jones, between running…

5 days ago

400 Years After the Slave Trade Began, Tracing the Roots of Jambalaya to Jollof

Civil Eats partnered with America’s Test Kitchen to develop this story, which today airs an audio version as part of their…

6 days ago

New Report Confirms Challenges for Young and Beginning Farmers

It’s a tough time for farmers across the nation. Many have lost crops or delayed planting due to extreme weather…

7 days ago

Our 2019 Food and Farming Holiday Book Gift Guide

It’s the start of December, and the days are getting shorter and colder—perfect weather for settling in with a book.…

1 week ago

20 Reasons to Support Civil Eats on #GivingTuesday

As a regular reader and supporter of Civil Eats, you know we have reported on some of the most important…

1 week ago

Open Source Technology Could Be a Boon to Farmers

Robert Chang’s fellow small-scale farmers turn to each other when they need low-cost tech to stay organized as they plant…

1 week ago

It’s Time to End the Vegan Tax

It’s been 15 years since Starbucks started carrying soy milk in its stores in 2004. Since then, we’ve had two…

2 weeks ago

Climate Change Is Making the Future of Cranberry Growing Uncertain

This article was originally published by FoodPrint, and is reprinted with permission. One morning in mid-September, Jed Colquhoun, an expert…

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A New Generation of Black Farmers Is Returning to the Land

“Imagine your neighbor stole your cow. A few weeks later the neighbor comes over, laden with remorse, to offer a…

2 weeks ago

Is Lab-Grown Turkey in Your Thanksgiving Future?

This week marks Peak Turkey for most Americans—roughly 46 million turkeys are eaten for Thanksgiving dinners alone—and those turkeys all…

2 weeks ago

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s Thanksliving Celebrates Animals with a Vegan Feast

The guests of honor messily and quite literally gobbled down pumpkin pies topped with cranberries at a recent “Thanksliving party.”…

2 weeks ago

The Packaging Industry Takes on PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in our Food Supply

Over the last 15 years, San Francisco-based World Centric has been a leader in the $16 billion environmentally friendly compostable…

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Portraits of New York City’s Black Vegan Movement

On a hot summer weekend in Brooklyn, the Weeksville Heritage Center bustled with people from every walk of life dancing,…

3 weeks ago

Civil Eats to Be Included in the U.S. Library of Congress

The United States Library of Congress has selected Civil Eats for inclusion in the Library's historic collection of Internet materials…

3 weeks ago

EPA Weakens Safeguards for Weed Killer Atrazine, Linked to Birth Defects  

The Trump administration plans to weaken environmental safeguards for atrazine, the second most widely used herbicide in the U.S., even…

3 weeks ago

Fighting Food Colonialism in the Hopi Nation

For Rosalie Talahongva, a former business analyst and a member of the Hopi tribe, weekends on the reservation are sometimes…

3 weeks ago