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Island Press Field Notes

By Katharine Sucher / On January 12th, 2018

In Whitewash, veteran journalist Carey Gillam uncovers one of the most controversial stories in the history of food and agriculture. Gillam explores...

By Laurie Mazur / On October 23rd, 2017

An in-depth look at how urban gardening is hoping to heal divisions that have plagued Milwaukee—and our nation as a whole

By Michael S. Carolan / On September 25th, 2017

Living a day in the life of a strawberry picker can open your eyes to those who toil, often invisibly, so we can eat

By Katharine Sucher / On August 24th, 2017

It can seem like every news story spells bad news for the environment—from the ongoing clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan to Earth's...

By Katharine Sucher / On July 28th, 2017

For food lovers and supporters of sustainable agriculture, you can't beat Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This oft-overlooked Midwesten gem is memorable for more than just its cheese—it also boasts 177 community gardens, 30 farms, and 26 farmers' markets (more per...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On July 24th, 2017

Maine’s new law allowing cities to set local food rules shows how smart food laws can unshackle small producers and lead to a more sustainable food system.

By Katharine Sucher / On June 20th, 2017

In a political age of "alternative facts," we need defenders of science to speak up now more than ever. We spoke with toxicologist Emily Monosson, author of ...

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...

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