Michael Moss on How Big Food Gets Us Hooked

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Bettina Elias Siegel

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss first explored this dark side of processed food production in his 2013 book Salt…

Op-ed: ‘Model Minority’ Stereotype Obscures the Food Insecurity Asian Americans Face

“One of the first things we did was work with the city and some local partners to set up food…

4 days ago

A Huge New Chicken CAFO in West Virginia Has Stoked Community Resistance

Now, it’s a construction site for 15 large confinement chicken houses that will supply Pilgrim’s Pride. Combined, the structures will…

5 days ago

Civil Eats TV: Planting with Purpose at Urban Tilth

And it’s needed, because Richmond is one of many cities impacted by “food apartheid”—also called “food deserts” or “food swamps.”…

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A Path to Citizenship Is on the Horizon for Undocumented Farmworkers

Leydy Rangel knows firsthand the sacrifices farmworkers make and the challenges they face. When she’d wake up to go to…

7 days ago

Op-ed: To Improve Food Security, It’s Time to Invest in Transportation Infrastructure

When the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc on Baltimore, Jones’s commute became an all-day event. And he’s not alone. For…

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Queer, BIPOC Farmers are Working for a More Inclusive and Just Farming Culture

The two set out to start a farm to reflect the queer community they had been part of and feed…

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movements Are Taking Back Ancestral Land

Last November, escalating tensions between the Mi’kmaq First Nations people exercising their fishing rights and commercial fishermen in Nova Scotia…

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Can California’s Organic Vegetable Farmers Unlock the Secrets of No-Till Farming?

The undisturbed soil was loaded with earthworms, but the crops grew sluggishly and didn't produce enough fruit. Park lost almost…

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Tracy McCurty Has Worked a Long Time to See Historic Wrongs Righted for Black Farmers

“This is a full-circle moment for me.” That’s how Tracy Lloyd McCurty, executive director of the Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC),…

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Op-ed: Water Pollution in Iowa Is Environmental Injustice

Many of Iowa’s cities don’t reflect that demographic, however. Take the city of Ottumwa, an hour and a half south…

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Op-ed: An Afro-Indigenous Approach to Agriculture and Food Security

This essay is adapted from a keynote talk given at the Bioneers 2020 Conference. With the seed, our grandmothers also…

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New Study Shows the Growing Risks of Pesticide Poisonings

Last December, four researchers from Germany, Malaysia, and the United States published the results of a systematic review estimating the…

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It’s Time to Reinvent Food Banks, Says Expert Katie Martin

In her new book, Reinventing Food Banks and Pantries: New Tools to End Hunger, Katie S. Martin, the executive director…

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20 Hotspots to Start Fixing Nitrogen Pollution in Agriculture

Because plants can’t use it all, the excess makes its way into groundwater and washes into waterways where it contaminates…

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Are Junk Food Companies Using TikTok Influencers to Target Kids?

So when D’Amelio partnered with Dunkin’ recently to develop and advertise a drink called “The Charli”—cold brew coffee with whole milk…

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Op-ed: After the Pandemic Flour Craze, Micro-Millers Take Stock

Now that the dust of the pandemic flour boom has begun to settle, I have been talking to small-scale millers…

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What New York City Schools Learned Feeding Millions During the Pandemic

With 488 public high schools scheduled to reopen in New York City on March 22, food advocates are looking back…

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