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Island Press Field Notes

By Katharine Sucher / On May 12th, 2017

While researching No One Eats Alone, sociologist Michael Carolan interviewed more than 250 individuals, from flavorists to Fortune 500 executives, politicians to feedlot managers, low-income...

By Katharine Sucher / On May 9th, 2017

Michael Carolan's No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise is now available! We sat down with Carolan to talk about sustainable food, the process of writing the book, and why he claims...

By Jason Leppig / On February 15th, 2017

Watch as Baylen Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us, interviews small-business owner Jill Erber about how...

By Ann Vileisis / On January 6th, 2017

This blog originally appeared on Tilth.org and is reposted here with permission.  Two hundred years ago, most Americans had a...

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By Emily Monosson / On November 8th, 2016

The New York Times article, ...

By Katharine Sucher / On September 15th, 2016

As a regular consumer of food, you would be reasonable to assume that food laws and agencies work to combat things like food waste, foodborne illness, inhumane livestock conditions, and disappearing fish stocks. However, some regulations do just the...

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On September 14th, 2016

Food lawyer and scholar Baylen Linnekin shares six ways that today's food rules hurt sustainable food producers and consumers.

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On August 25th, 2016

Earlier this year, Italy adopted measures to reduce the quantity of food that's wasted in the country. The ...

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By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 19th, 2016

I am thrilled—thrilled!—to reveal that I'll be giving a book talk on Saturday, October 8 at Politics & Prose, Washington, DC's venerated bookseller. I'll be speaking about my book, Biting the Hands that Feed Us: How...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On June 6th, 2016

A trio of interesting stories aren't making national headlines. 

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