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It is time for a new American movement -- the American human rights movement

Greg Asbed | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Greg Asbed

The arc of the moral universe is still ours to bend... "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." We have had occasion t...

16 Campaigns that Reveal the REAL Cost of Food

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.20.2016 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

There is no such thing as cheap food. Environmental and health costs are not reflected in market prices for food, but rather, absorbed by people who suffer from diet-related diseases and citizens who pay for environmental cleanup.

The Secret Life of Fruit: Five Startling Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You

Eva Longoria | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva Longoria

The 21st-century customer knows more than ever about which farmers are good to the environment and good for the health of shoppers. But there's one thing that promo ads won't tell you: whether farmers are good to their employees.

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

Minnesota Woman Chows Down 93 Different State Fair Foods For Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact

Mandy Colten said she usually eats clean. So you can imagine why consuming 5,000-6,000 calories a day on all things fried, sweet and savory at the Min...

Three Things You Don't Know About Your Tomato

Sanjay Rawal | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Sanjay Rawal

I tried to distance myself from California by moving to New York City, but I never was able to shake my connection to the tomato industry, so three years ago, I began an exposé on the labor practices in agriculture -- something my father, by the way, heartily endorsed.

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Alison Cayne | Posted 03.06.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

This past Saturday, I had the privilege of speaking at the TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference. I spoke about the Food Movement and put...

Walking the Walk on Farmworker Rights

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

I can tell you unequivocally that Worker Center Watch's claims could not be farther from the truth. How do I know? I'm part of that "industry" they claim to represent -- I'm a food service executive responsible for over $75 million per year in produce purchases.

Finally: A Handy Nutritional Guide to Fair Food [Infographic]

Foodbeast | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste

You may want to avert your eyes.

Chicken Charlie's Insane Fair Food Menu

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

No one can say it isn't innovative.

'We Are Poor, But We, Too, Are Human Beings'

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Many of us in the faith community are realizing that it is inappropriate to bow our heads to thank God for our food without also lifting our heads to hear from our neighbors whose labor brought that food to our table.

Must-See Farmworker Video Takes on Supermarkets, Holiday Season Food Industry Hypocrisy (VIDEO)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home
Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the remarkable farmworker organization in Florida that I have written about many times over the years as they continue to win victory after victory in their Campaign for Fair Food, has done it again.

The Scandal Of Publix and The Coalition of Immokalee Workers: A Christian Critique

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Like Rev. Thomas, I'm part of a growing movement of people who realize that there is a moral dimension to capitalism

PHOTO: Deep Fried Nacho Cheese

Nick Chipman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Home
Nick Chipman

Nothing good comes easy however, and my first few attempts at making deep fried nacho cheese were a total disaster.

The Healthiest State Fair Foods

Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel, Production Editor The state fair is coming to town! The community is abuzz, the kids are amped and the thought of deep-fried good...

State Fair Food Deathmatch: Vote For Your Favorite!

Posted 09.04.2012 | Taste

If there's one reason to face the crowds at the state fair, it's definitely not for the clunky rides, but for the food. The state fair is always all a...

The 15 Most Ridiculous State Fair Foods Of All Time

Posted 08.24.2012 | Home

State and county fair season is in full swing, and with it comes its dizzying array of wacky, deep-fried and otherwise over-the-top culinary concoctio...

Krispy Kreme's New Cotton Candy And Caramel Apple Donuts

Posted 08.17.2012 | Home

You know the feeling: you're eating your Krispy Kreme donut and you think to yourself, "Needs more sugar." To counteract your potentially low blood...

Field Notes on Food Justice: Why Your Local Grocery Store Makes Farmworkers Poor

Greg Asbed | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Greg Asbed

"Fresh and Fair from Florida"... Five words that would look so beautiful stamped on your next tomato purchase. Five words that would signify a revolution in agricultural working conditions.

Occupy the Food System: Construction or Protest?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

While there is plenty of talk (and lots of good community work) coming from the "food movement," it is a still a long way from challenging the power of the corporate food regime. But it is growing fast.

WATCH: The Maggot Sandwich At The Colorado State Fair

Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

We're getting pretty exhausted by all the crazy fried fair food this year, but lucky for us, now we've moved away from batter and larva. ...

Top 10 New Foods at the 2010 State Fairs

Endless Simmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Endless Simmer

From cotton candy to corn dogs to deep-fried Coke, the enterprising folks at America's state and county fairs top themselves year after year.

What's The Fairest Way To Eat Food?

The Atlantic Food Channel | By Helene York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the past two years, student interest in food issues has skyrocketed. Undergraduates write us requesting detailed supply-chain information for num...

Madoff Victim: Major Sustainable Food Foundation Collapses

Grist | Tom Philpott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a couple of years, there has been lots of buzz in the sustainable-food world about the Fair Food Foundation of Ann Arbor, Mich. Fair Food was f...

What's Fair Got to Do with the Price of Green Tomatoes?

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

One group is moving ahead with a campaign to pressure corporations to pay a little more (a penny a pound, to be exact) for tomatoes. And they're winning.