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Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Six Books That Shaped ‘Afro-Vegan’ Author Bryant Terry

by Julianne Hing on April 8 2014, 7:00AM

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Media

Recipes for a New Kind of Thanksgiving

Recipes for a New Kind of Thanksgiving

by Von Diaz on November 22 2013, 7:00AM

In an increasingly mulitcultural and multiracial U.S., chefs offer recipes to create new Thanksgiving traditions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat, Thanksgiving

Mapping Food Justice

Mapping Food Justice

by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 8:15AM

An interactive map produced by activist Natasha Bowens charts farming and food justice initiatives owned and operated by people of color across the country.

Topics: How We Eat

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

An Oasis in the South L.A. Food Desert

by Julianne Hing on October 11 2013, 7:00AM

South L.A. is losing its supermarkets. Here’s how one community-driven produce stand is helping to fill the gap.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

by Von Diaz on September 23 2013, 7:00AM

Prisons are big business in upstate New York, but many are closing. Milk Not Jails is working to promote a new industry in the state’s shifting rural landscape.

Topics: Criminal Justice, How We Eat

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

Infographic: The Hard Search for Healthy Food in South L.A.

by Julianne Hing on July 11 2013, 4:16PM

Six farmers markets serve all of South L.A., while West L.A.’s got 16.

Topics: How We Eat, /NOW

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers' Pay

How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers’ Pay

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 19 2013, 7:00AM

Corporations like Burger King and Domino’s pay close attention to every detail of their franchisees business—except how they keep labor costs down.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat, Jobs Crisis

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into 'The New America'

L.A. Food Culture Offers a Glimpse Into ‘The New America’

by Julianne Hing on April 26 2013, 6:00AM

The U.S. will be “majority-minority” in a few decades, but in the City of Angels the future is now. In fact, you can literally taste it.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

by Rinku Sen on February 11 2013, 9:31AM

If you love food, and if you love people, Saru Jayaraman’s new book new book wants you to help ensure the sustainability of both by taking a look into restaurant workers’ lives.

Topics: How We Eat, Movement

One Activist's Fight Against Walmart's Food Justice Takeover

One Activist’s Fight Against Walmart’s Food Justice Takeover

by Yvonne Yen Liu on September 12 2012, 9:51AM

LaDonna Redmond thinks that more communities should be more involved in what they eat, and where their food comes from.

Topics: How We Eat

Asian American Chefs Dish Out Their Favorite Recipes

Asian American Chefs Dish Out Their Favorite Recipes

by Hatty Lee on September 7 2012, 10:00AM

A new generation of Asian American chefs are adding flare to traditional food.

Topics: Arts & Culture, How We Eat

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

We Are More Than Workers and Consumers in the Food System

by Yvonne Yen Liu on July 13 2012, 8:56AM

A former warehouse worker and a slow food advocate who’s father washed dishes for 19 years discuss how their twin movements for healthy food and fair jobs can restore humanity to the food system.

Topics: Economy, How We Eat

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let's Get Both.

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let’s Get Both.

by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM

In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?

Topics: Economy, Health, How We Eat, Movement

Why More Americans Can't Access Healthy Food

Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2012, 9:04AM

Why don’t more people have access to healthy food? In a new book, journalist Tracie McMillian looks beyond fast food restaurants to untangle a web that’s proven deadly for people living in poverty.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Bryant Terry's 'Inspired Vegan' Shows Healthy Food Isn't Just for White Folks

Bryant Terry’s ‘Inspired Vegan’ Shows Healthy Food Isn’t Just for White Folks

by Julianne Hing on January 26 2012, 9:00AM

The revolution begins at people’s kitchen tables.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Tired of Backing Biased Restaurants? Finally, a Zagat's for Racial Justice

Tired of Backing Biased Restaurants? Finally, a Zagat’s for Racial Justice

by Rinku Sen on December 1 2011, 9:59AM

Noticing that all the bussers in your favorite restaurant are Latino and all the waiters white? And that black people are nowhere to be found—unless you’re grabbing fast food? It’s not a coincidence. And now there’s a guide for

Topics: Economy, How We Eat, Movement

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

Food Justice Wins We Can Be Thankful for This Year

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2011, 9:50AM

Now’s a good time to show some gratitude to the country’s food workers.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Walmart Can't Lead Us Out of the Food Desert

Walmart Can’t Lead Us Out of the Food Desert

by Joseph Jung on October 27 2011, 9:45AM

Efforts to get affordable healthy foods into deprived communities are finally spreading around the country. Unfortunately, legislators have focused on courting corporate supermarkets rather than supporting local alternatives that would be truly healthy.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

Urban Foodies Look to Their Past and Find Recipes for Healthy Futures

by Rae Gomes on June 22 2011, 10:17AM

Food revolutionaries in immigrant neighborhoods want to reclaim the healthy foods of their ancestors. They just have to find the ingredients.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

Is Michelle Obama’s Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

by Juell Stewart on March 4 2011, 10:00AM

If she really wants to alter the food landscape, it’s not only smart but essential, writes Juell Stewart. Change starts with giving consumers good choices.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

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