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Food industry news and analysis from The Nation
July 7, 2021
The Art of the Meal
Sharing recipes and dinner-plate photos was a balm for isolation, and a reminder that magic is made in breaking bread together.
December 23, 2020
Smoking Meat, Hoping to Survive
For a neighborhood BBQ joint, the struggle is real.
Kevin Alexander Gray
May 20, 2020
The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains
Scenes from a pandemic: 8
Jennifer C. Berkshire
December 20, 2019
The Stink and Injustice of Life Next to an Industrial Hog Farm
Will the world’s leading pork producer be held responsible for making life unbearable in rural Southern communities?
April 10, 2019
The Salad Giant Sweetgreen Has Used Hip Hop to Turn Lettuce Into Gold
But if the salad giant is so woke, why are 95 percent of its shops in majority white neighborhoods?
Aaron Ross Coleman
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March 5, 2019
Take Action Now: March With Organizing Farmworkers
Plus fight back against Trump’s fake national emergency and get involved with a youth climate strike.
September 17, 2018
Palm Oil Is Everywhere in India—and Public-Health Experts Are Concerned
How the cheap, unhealthy oil became the high-fructose corn syrup of the developing world.
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman
August 2, 2018
Is Trumpism Fascism?
Katha Pollitt examines Trump’s ideology, Mike Lux surveys political strategy, and Harold Meyerson remembers Jonathan Gold.
Start Making Sense
June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain Knew There Was Nothing More Political Than Food
The chef and author demanded that we consider the humanity of so many who were wrongly portrayed by the rest of the media.
April 17, 2018
Bringing Indonesia’s Democratic Transition to the Workplace
An unprecedented coalition of food-service unions is sending ripples across the global economy.