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 hottest summer ever recorded. But it's not all doom-and-gloom. With so many dedicated people working on environmental issues, there are also stories of hope. We asked Island Press authors to share good news in their field.
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 capita than any other American city!) In the last decade, a half-dozen "farm-to-table" restaurants have sprung up in the city, creating a vibrant food culture that is constantly reinventing itself with fresh, nutritious, locally grown food.
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 Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect our Food and Health, to discuss her new book, ecology, and the process of scientific innovation.
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 families to crop scientists, who play a role in the life of food. Advertising consultants told him of efforts to distance eaters and producers—most food firms don’t want their customers thinking about farm laborers or the people living downstream of processing plants.
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 that no one eats alone. Have more questions for Carolan? Share them in the comments below. In today’s world, people are constantly eating alone—whether at their desk or in the car. So why do you claim that No One Eats Alone?