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As chroniclers of the secret, unexpected, below-the-radar places Americans
prepare and consume their meals, NPR's Kitchen Sisters discovered their
microphone has become a kind of stethoscope, listening to the
complicated heart of a nation.

Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks
about becoming a "lunch lady" and what it takes to reform our
children's cafeterias.

The United States now spends more in Iraq in a month that the entire world spends on fighting AIDS in a year. Have we reached the point where the terror of AIDS is no match for the war against terror?

Hunger is a violation of basic rights: a right to food, but more
important, Bolivian and Brazilian experience suggests, a right to
power.

For black farmers, succeeding financially and bringing healthy food to
urban markets remains an uphill battle against a lack of business
contacts.

Urban restaurateurs, activists and consumers are seeking "food
justice," insisting that healthy food shouldn't be a privilege for
the wealthy and white.

A new charter school is embracing "eco-gastronomy"--a holistic
curriculum based around food--hoping "to renew New Orleans one okra
plant and one child at a time."

Wal-Mart is serious about bringing organic food to the masses, but
transportation costs and the retail giant's aggressive competitive ways
could end up hurting small farms and the environment.

How do we fix our dysfunctional relationship with food? Alice Waters
leads a forum with Eric Schlosser, Marion Nestle, Peter Singer and
others, who suggest, for starters, that we stop buying factory farm
products, get involved in farm policy and outlaw the marketing of junk
food to kids.

Fast food is killing us--our environment, our politics and our culture.
To change who we are as a nation, we must first change how we eat.

Blogs

Conservative judges ruled to effectively gut the health law in twenty-seven states.

July 22, 2014

Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.

July 16, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

Lee Fang and Chris Hayes discuss the true motivation behind anti-pot campaigns. 

July 9, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

Low-income residents demand accountability from NYCHA. 

June 16, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

The real tragedy of an alleged bribery scandal in Virginia is that hundreds of thousands will be denied health insurance.

June 10, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on gun violence. 

May 29, 2014