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Nutrition news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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May 7, 2020
Just Because It’s Natural Doesn’t Mean It’s Moral: A Conversation With Alan Levinovitz
In his new book, he explores the bad fads, science, and laws that have arisen from an undying trust in what is considered “natural.”
February 18, 2020
Rural America Doesn’t Have to Starve to Death
A predatory and extractive financial sector has hollowed out communities across the US.
October 1, 2019
Is Our Food Culture Killing Us?
How we “choose” what to eat takes place within a contained food environment shaped by availability and advertising, traditions and trends—and, above all else, economics.
November 16, 2017
Letters From the December 4-11, 2017, Issue
A hearty issue… Shell games… Stars and semiautomatics…
November 2, 2017
Letters From the November 20-27, 2017, Issue
The farm bill of the future…Toxic present, toxic past…Nuclear insanity…Backyard sustainability…