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We All (Still) Quit: What Happened After Fast Food Workers Walked Out

In mid-July, a television station in India recounted the day the air conditioner died at a fast food restaurant 8,000 miles away. The temperature had soared to 32 degrees Celsius—that’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit—inside a Burger King…
12/10/21

At an Annual Sustainability Gathering, Big Ag Describes its Efforts to Control the Narrative

Field to Market, a nonprofit alliance of commodity farm groups that promotes adoption of farm conservation practices, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, an arm of the Dairy Checkoff, hosted the Summit. Groups that…
12/09/21
                                                               

A Baltimore Urban Farm Fights for Food Sovereignty in the Face of Eviction

After serving the surrounding neighborhoods for over a decade, Black Yield Institute’s Cherry Hill Urban Community Garden will no longer provide vine-ripened tomatoes, kale, squash, or...
12/03/21
                                                               

Hunger Continues to Plague Americans. Here’s Why—and What to Do About It.

Food insecurity—and our failure to address it—has been around for generations. The pandemic allowed researchers to track what programs and interventions actually work. The post Hunger Continues...
12/02/21
                                                               

Black Farmers Still Await Debt Relief as Lawmakers Resolve Racist Lawsuits

The Biden administration’s efforts to correct historic wrongs are being contested by white farmers and banks. Congress might have a path forward.
12/01/21
                                                               

How I Changed My Relationship to Grocery Shopping—and My Financial Future

I’m standing in a warehouse on the industrial outskirts of Portland, Oregon, tearing mounds of plastic wrap from a pallet stacked tall with hundreds of cardboard boxes of salvaged fruits and vegetables. The wrap curls…
11/30/21
                                                               

30 Reasons to Support Civil Eats on #GivingTuesday 2021

From climate-fueled droughts and pesticide pollution to rising food insecurity, 2021 has been another big year for the food system. For the twelfth year in a row, we have worked hard to cover both the…
11/30/21

Our 2021 Food and Farming Holiday Book Gift Guide

As 2021 draws to a close, we’ve selected some of the best books to read and share as holiday gifts. We hope they carry you through...
11/29/21
                                                               

The Future of Food Shopping Might Be Plastic-Free

Editors note: A version of this article appeared in The Deep Dish, our members-only monthly newsletter. Become a member today to get early and exclusive access...
11/10/21
                                                               

In the Arid Southwest, Growing Seeds for Climate Resiliency

“I’m using natural systems [to adapt seed varieties], and I want my seeds to be resilient in those systems,” Parker says. “A lot of the seed...
11/09/21