Many of our country’s migrant farmworkers (some on temporary agricultural visas) live in appalling conditions that mirror those we’ve seen across the developing world. These workers pick our oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes. They go home at night to camps and trailers with backed-up sewage, leaky stoves, pests and mold. Watchdog Sarasota investigates the situation in […]
Just as President Obama gave his State of the Union speech this week, two critical New York Times stories have highlighted the abysmal status of our food (a subject not included in Obama’s address). Viewed from so many angles, it just looks bad. As Mark Bittman writes, more than 46.5 million Americans are receiving SNAP […]
It might seem that 2014 was another year of foodie trends—sustainable, organic, artisanal, gluten-free, GMO-free, antibiotic-free, cruelty-free. But for many Americans, it was a year of culinary status quo. Economic and cultural divides separate diet across the country, James McWilliams reports.
As we approach the giving season, more American communities are making it illegal to feed the homeless on city sidewalks, TakePart reports. Do handouts encourage begging and sleeping on the street? What are your thoughts?