Food Issues

On Superior Farmlands, Limited Appetite for Local Food

Civil Eats 10/11 11:00P Lynn Freehill-Maye
When Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband took jobs as soil scientists at the University of Illinois 13 years ago, they bought a farmhouse outside Champaign-Urbana, and set off on a bike ride. The...

Why the Soda Industry Is the Big Tobacco of Our Times

Alternet 10/11 7:20A Marion Nestle, Oxford University
Soft drinks are a multibillion-dollar industry with a health-harming playbook straight from the cigarette companies. The following is an adapted excerpt from the new book  Soda Politics: Taking on Big...

Can We Trust the Sustainable Meat We Order Online?

Civil Eats 10/10 11:00P Lynne Curry
The best way to know where your beef comes from is to order directly from a farmer. But not everyone can afford to pay farmers’ market prices or to front hundreds of dollars for a cow share and then...

Milwaukee is Showing How Urban Gardening Can Heal a City

Civil Eats 10/3 11:01P Laurie Mazur
It’s a chilly spring morning in Milwaukee; rain falls softly from a pigeon-gray sky. Yet here, in a parking lot in a rundown section of town, a couple dozen volunteers have assembled for the Victory...

Julia Turshen Wants to Feed the Resistance

Civil Eats 10/2 11:00P Scott Thill
When Julia Turshen found herself frightened and dismayed after the last election, she responded by doing what she does best—she wrote a book: Feed the Resistance ,   which makes its debut today. The woman Eater called a “cookbook superstar and...

This Isn’t Just Another Urban Farm—It’s a Food Bank

Alternet 10/2 9:00A Sammi-Jo Lee, Yes! Magazine
Partnerships between food banks and local agriculture are on the rise. Just off the banks of the parched Santa Cruz River in Tucson, Arizona, gardeners at  Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Community Farm...
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