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Essays

The solution to the global food crisis isn't more food.

There's plenty to go around, but it's going to the wrong places.

FOREIGN POLICY
OCT 2022​

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Panicky Markets Are the Greatest Danger to Global Food Supply

Hunger rarely comes from lack of food. It usually comes from poor logistics & speculation that put food- of which there is plenty- out of the poor's reach. It happened in 2008, and it's happening again.

FOREIGN POLICY
APR 2022​

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Hunger in the Heart of Empire: Pellagra in the United States

Within many Americans' lifetimes, the United States saw a 40-year epidemic of malnutrition that killed a hundreds thousand of its own citizens. Most of us have forgotten pellagra. But its legacy lives on in our food system.

THE ELEPHANT
SEP 2021

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Eating ugly food won't save the world

This article explores how consumers' understanding of food waste is shaped by advertising- not reality. 

WASHINGTON POST
MAR 2019

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Are Trump’s Immigration Policies Literally Making Us Sick?

Upton Sinclair got it right a century ago: we can't have a food system that abuses workers and good food. This article explores links between farm workers' and consumers' interests today, in the form of immigration crackdowns and repeated outbreaks in labor-intensive lettuce crops.

SLATE
DEC 2018

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