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Nutrition news and analysis from The Nation
December 12, 2022
How Food Became a Weapon in the Right’s Culture Wars
First came the politics of right-wing grievance. Then came the new foodie culture. Together, they combined to create one toxic food fight.
June 9, 2022
If Men Could Breastfeed
Here’s a solution to the baby formula crisis.
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
February 22, 2022
A “Simultaneously Hidden and Deliciously Obvious” History of Levantine Cuisine
Writer Antonio Tahhan and Anny Gaul, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, discuss a new collection of essays on the region’s food.
December 14, 2021
Can Farm Collectives Challenge Big Ag?
The pandemic gave co-ops, food hubs, and community agriculture a boost, but keeping the momentum going will require help from policy-makers.
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June 17, 2021
The Promise and Hubris of Silicon Valley’s Vision of How We Eat
A conversation with Larissa Zimberoff about the emergence of food start-ups, lab-made solutions, and the future of the American diet.
May 18, 2021
Why Do We Eat Bad Food?
Mark Bittman’s new history looks at the economy and politics of junk food.
December 10, 2020
A Guide to Giving: Worst Year Ever Edition
Get a fresh start after a rotten year—help those who help others.
July 14, 2020
Letters From the July 27/August 3, 2020, Issue
A family legacy… The beef with red meat… Taxing efforts…
June 15, 2020
How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right
The brutality of sacrificing human beings to keep meat aisles well stocked might be a turning point in the debate over the future of beef.