Food And Agriculture



Farming, because of the uniqueness and fragility of each one of the world’s myriad of small places, has to involve a creaturely affection and care. What does that look like? The remarkable novelist, critic, and poet Wendell Berry has ideas. more

Jun 15, 2017 6:00 AM Magazine

When disenfranchised people have their dignity and independence restored, the community is better served. more

Nov 22, 2016 4:06 PM Dispatches

The cuisine of New York’s most diverse borough can be found on the streets—where there’s a struggle going on for economic justice. more

Oct 12, 2016 3:10 PM Dispatches

Problems with lead extend well beyond Flint more

Sep 23, 2016 4:38 PM Dispatches

Desperate times prompt dubious alliances. more

Sep 7, 2016 6:25 PM Magazine

Labor leader, civil rights activist, feminist, and living legend. more

Aug 20, 2016 3:45 PM Magazine

Novella has grown lettuce for the Black Panthers, dumpster dived gourmet restaurants to feed her pigs, and lived for an entire month on what she produced on a vacant lot in downtown Oakland. more

Aug 19, 2016 3:10 AM Magazine

"You want to screw up your economy? Screw up your government." more

Jul 25, 2016 5:42 PM Magazine

The very people responsible for this problem won't have to deal with the consequences. more

Jul 18, 2016 2:07 PM Dispatches

They're organizing border to border. more

Mar 14, 2016 3:03 PM Magazine 11 Comments

If GM foods are safe, as the industry claims, then why the stubborn opposition to labeling? more

Feb 26, 2016 4:15 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

The states of Vermont and California have made major strides in defending consumers’ right to know about the presence of genetically modified (GM) content in their food and the toxicity of agrochemicals. But indu... more

Feb 18, 2016 5:52 PM Op-Eds

In agriculture, entertainment, and research, we see animals being treated in ways that are unconscionable to most people, but which are nevertheless legal. more

Dec 16, 2015 8:09 PM Magazine 38 Comments

The principal difference between the economy now and the new economy would be the restructuring of the energy sector. more

Dec 4, 2015 4:47 PM Dispatches

If there is one common language across the food system in America, from the fields to the dishwashing rooms, it is Spanish. more

Oct 13, 2015 3:10 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Every day in America the food system that supplies our sustenance is engaged in its own form of consumption. It feasts on human toil, commodified animals, natural resources, and our own bodies. Food, one of the foundations of life, has beco... more

Aug 24, 2015 5:34 PM Magazine 1 Comments

In early 1988, American farming was reaching a turning point. A small group of southwestern Wisconsin farmers—an improbable mix of back-to-the-land homesteaders (hippies!) and salt-of-the-earth family farmers—banded together to form a co-op to se... more

Jul 24, 2015 4:11 PM Magazine 4 Comments

This is a sidebar to Marc Eisen's "Organic Valley at the Crossroads," which ran in our latest issue. Click here to read Marc's full story.  Because Organic Valley began as an insurgency against corporate farming, you might think that CEO Georg... more

Jul 20, 2015 4:54 PM Dispatches

I respect my friend Sylvia Earle’s refusal to eat seafood, as well as the famed ocean scientist’s argument that no market hunting has ever been sustainable. Still, there’s nothing as delicious to me as a wild salmon I’ve caught myself, or raw oys... more

Jul 7, 2015 1:08 PM Magazine 3 Comments

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