Food And Agriculture

A look at a new industry working to produce real meat without killing animals. Read more


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“Their whole strategy is to go to a neighborhood that has a lot of poor people who don’t have access to transportation and can only walk to and from the dollar store.” Read more

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The day was not just about the music, but the music was damn fine. Read more




The impact of disrupted trade markets is definitely negative. But focusing too closely on the trade war distracts from the real underlying problem. Read more

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Everyone carried flags with the union’s black eagle—some adding “Arizona” or the name of some other state they’d arrived from. The United Fruit Workers organized a march from Delano to Sacramento to show that their union was very much alive. Read more


Trump promises to increase soy exports to China—but if the deal goes through, only corporate interests will benefit. Read more



Jeremy Buckingham

The Democratic midterm take-over of the House means a renewed chance for policies that don’t take food assistance away from children or drive more birds toward extinction. Read more


In America’s farm country, the fear is palpable. We need a new model of agriculture, and fortunately, one exists. Read more



Trinity Kubassek

If you love meat, keep reading. Read more

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If Trump really wants to earn farmers’ trust, then his administration needs to seriously work on legislation that ensures them a fair price that covers their cost of production. Read more


Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress speaks on how a Republican Farm Bill proposal collapsed under the weight of it’s own cruelty. Read more


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An ideal film to open over Labor Day weekend, Dolores is a stand-up-and-cheer biopic about one of the American left’s iconic heroes, Dolores Huerta. Read more


Communities say harmful chemicals used on potatoes sold to McDonald's have caused years of health effects. Read more


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Soaring college costs force many to go without food or seek government assistance. Read more

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The industry is tarring public health advocates and reporters as anti-science for raising issues the public needs to understand. That should worry us all. Read more

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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. Read more


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


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. Read more


Problems with lead extend well beyond Flint Read more


Desperate times prompt dubious alliances. Read more

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