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Rachel Cernansky is a Denver-based freelance journalist, primarily covering the environment, social justice, and nutrition. Her work has been published by The New York Times, National Geographic News, Grist, The Christian Science Monitor, 5280 (The Denver Magazine), Real Simple, Nutrition Business Journal, The Colorado Independent, The Daily Camera, Dowser, Satya and others.

Is Compost the Secret to Making Ag Climate Friendly?

woman farmer spreading compost on her farm to fight climate change

The Dangerous Food Additive That’s Not on the Label

woman shopping for food in a grocery store and looking at ingredients labels

Denver’s New Sales Tax is the First in the Nation to Benefit Kids’ Health

Photo CC-licensed by DC Central Kitchen.

These Researchers Dug Through People’s Garbage to Find Out Why We Waste Food

food waste

Slow Food Nations: Seeking ‘Good, Clean, and Fair’ Food for All

slow food nations

Food is a Terrible Thing to Waste, And Your Mind Might Be at Fault

In Fighting Obesity, We May Need Both Taxes and Incentives

The Wild and Native Foods We Should Be Eating

Nopales / Cactus paddles in market, San Francisco, California

Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

This Company Might be Setting a New Bar for Transparency in Food

The Real Co Staple Food Products