For Healthier School Meals, California Bets On More Cooks in the Kitchen

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Anne Marshall-Chalmers

Primer, the food and nutrition services director at San Luis Coastal Unified School District in San Luis Obispo, California, is…

Will New Standards for Salmonella in Chicken Cut Down on Food Poisoning?

Six years ago, a particularly dangerous strain of salmonella, which is resistant to two common drugs, infected at least 129…

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How the Politics of School Food Shape What Kids Eat

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This Pastor Wants to Recreate a Black Farming Paradise in California

“She wanted to be a part of history,” said her son, Dennis Hutson, who was in his mid-20s at the…

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Op-ed: Is There Plastic in Your Soda? Beverage Companies Must Go Beyond Recycling

Many Coca-Cola products across the U.S. now proudly display their 100 percent recycled content labels and ask consumers to recycle…

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‘Slow Cooked’: How Food Policy Expert Marion Nestle Persisted

In the book, Nestle recounts a challenging childhood crisscrossing the country and then quitting college to get married at 19.…

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The Field Report: Big Questions Linger About The White House Conference on Hunger

Representative Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), who had been pushing for the conference for at least a year prior, said it had…

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Co-Op Grocery Stores Expand Their Mission to Equity and Food Justice

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Native Tribes Are Bringing Prairie Land Back to the Pacific Northwest

The town sits between the Salish Sea and the Olympic Mountains, with stunning views of both. It’s a small, quaint…

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Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet on Sourcing, Sobriety, and Equity

Gourdet follows a paleo diet, and the book is written with that diet in mind—but it’s so plant-centric you might…

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Can an Urban Farm Run by Police Create Jobs, Feed People, and Build Trust?

Then-Sergeant Marty Neideffer, who is now a captain, and Hillary Bass, the executive director of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’…

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Hydroponics Help Urban Schools Grow Food Year-Round

This article was produced in partnership with Earth Island Journal for its Built Environment issue. No matter: Right after the July 4th…

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How One Rust Belt College Is Transforming Its Local Food System

“We tilled the ground, we put down [weed fabric], we planted,” Smith remembers. “To see the plants that have grown…

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Meet the Researchers ‘Decolonizing Botany’ to Save Our Food Supply

In their untamed form, they’re barely recognizable as in the same family as the fruits and vegetables on our dinner…

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Why Aren’t Federal Agencies Enforcing Pesticide Rules That Protect Farmworkers?

Reyes Saucedo, who is originally from Mexico, had tended to Mastronardi’s tomato, cucumber, and strawberry plants seasonally for about six…

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The Field Report: The USDA Steps Up Its Investments in Regional Food Systems

Now, the agency is investing $400 million in agricultural command centers that it hopes will better coordinate all of those…

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Agrihoods Promise Fresh Food and Community. Can They Add Equity to the List?

This article was produced in partnership with Earth Island Journal for its Built Environment issue. But unlike many agrihoods, the…

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This Labor Day, Catch Up on Our Food and Farm Worker Reporting

Like the factory and mine workers of that era, today's food workers—who range from farmworkers to cooks to bicycle delivery…

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