Food

Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Navajo ranchers are raising premium beef
Is their success sustainable?
‘This is not what a food bank was designed to do’
‘This is not what a food bank was designed to do’
California food banks are struggling with an overwhelming need and ongoing recession.
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
Go on a literary road trip through the Golden State
From California dreaming to California realities, here are five books to escape with when you’re stuck at home.
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Local food movement gains momentum under COVID-19
Some consumers have turned to community agriculture, as the pandemic strains the nation’s food system.
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses?
As laborers for the Big Four meatpackers fall ill, small slaughterhouses see unprecedented demand.
How to protect nature during uncertain times
How to protect nature during uncertain times
Opportunity, not opportunism.
‘They cut all of our hours’
‘They cut all of our hours’
Despite their designation as essential, California farmworkers are being furloughed.
Cowboys, Impossible Whoppers and the stories that sell food
Cowboys, Impossible Whoppers and the stories that sell food
Plant-based burger ads offer a new twist on the cowboy icon while perpetuating industrial food culture.
Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.
Agricultural extension agents help farms succeed. But in Indian Country, they’re scarce.
On the Hopi Reservation, one agent is helping her community grow food. But for how long?
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
In Southeast Alaska, a hunter searches for kinship with the wild
A mountain goat’s death brings life into focus.
Faced with chronic wasting disease, what’s a hunting family to do?
Faced with chronic wasting disease, what’s a hunting family to do?
Hunters are critical for game management, but the spread of CWD means some may put down the rifle.
An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws
An Indigenous way of life for these California tribes breaks state laws
In Mendocino County, ‘guerrilla gatherers’ risk fines and jail time to keep food culture alive.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
I used to raise cattle for slaughter. Now I refuse to eat meat.
Once a holistic rancher, Laura Jean Schneider reflects on her decision to abandon the industry.
The Pebble Mine saga enters a new chapter
The Pebble Mine saga enters a new chapter
The close of public comments is marked by familiar dividing lines and surprising feedback from an EPA official.
How beef colonized the West and America’s dinner plate
How beef colonized the West and America’s dinner plate
The author of a new book explains how beef consolidation in the late 19th Century shapes our ecology, economy and politics.
Can small-scale farmers grow a healthier California?
Can small-scale farmers grow a healthier California?
Where industrial monocrops dominate, small farms form an agricultural resistance in the Central Valley.
The radio station connecting California farmers
The radio station connecting California farmers
Multilingual broadcasts provide crucial resources to underserved refugee and immigrant communities.
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
Seafood harvesting is brutal — but it doesn’t have to be.
Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy
Contamination from an Air Force base devastates a New Mexico dairy
An investigation shows the impact toxic chemicals are having on the community of Clovis.
It’s time to start eating roadkill
It’s time to start eating roadkill
Salvaging meat in Alaska is commonplace. Can it catch on in the Lower 48?
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
What the 2018 farm bill means for the West
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins.
How the Indigenous bison bar was appropriated
How the Indigenous bison bar was appropriated
Epic Provisions took credit for Native-owned Tanka’s idea and built an empire on a foundation of misleading claims.
Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America
Indigenous people are an indivisible part of America
The story of Thanksgiving is about coming to terms with a difficult truth: the American experiment came at a great cost to Native Americans.
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