Nancy Matsumoto | Civil Eats


Nancy Matsumoto is a freelance writer and editor who covers agroecology, food, sake, and Japanese arts and culture. She has been a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Toronto Globe and Mail, NPR’s The Salt, and, among other publications. She is the co-author of Exploring the World of Japanese Craft Sake: Rice, Water, Earth, and blogs on that topic here.

‘For the Culture’ Is a Joyful Celebration of Black Women and Femmes in Food

Civil Eats TV: Women Brewing Change at Sequoia Sake

Olivia Kamei Myrick crafting sake at Sequoia Sake in San Francisco.

Meet the African Farmer Growing Rice in New York’s Hudson Valley

Nfamara's son Malick, center, with Naveen and Malaya Hoyte, Malick's cousins. (Photo by Jake Price)

‘In the Struggle’ Chronicles the Roots of California’s Food Justice Movement

From left: food justice and farmworker justice Ernesto Galarza, Janaki Jagannath, and Isao Fujimoto

Why Ken Meter Is on a Mission to Build Community Food Webs

A farmstand selling community-grown food. (Photo CC-licensed by Suzie's Farm)

An Intergenerational Juneteenth Gathering Shows How the Black Food Sovereignty Discussion has Shifted

Collage of Black leaders speaking about liberation, land justice, and food sovereignty for Black communities. Photos courtesy of A Growing Culture.

Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate

Dorn Cox, research director at Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment. (Photo courtesy of OpenTEAM)

Inside the Push to Bring Racial Equity to Land Grant Universities

Photo CC-licensed by Phil Roeder.

Dan Barber’s Seed Company Seeks to Sow the ‘Democratization of Flavor’

Row 7 founders Matthew Goldfarb (left), Michael Mazourek (center), and Dan Barber (right). (Photo credit: Johnny Autry)

Sustainable Meat Supporters and Vegan Activists Both Claim Bullying

vegans versus meat eaters