What we're reading this week

 Dec 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

1939-1941:  Migrant workers of the American South

Mashable:  Retronaut


A pictorial look at the dry and dusty lives of Depression-era african-american migrant workers, and the lives they lived moving with the seasons and harvests, scraping out the most meager oflivings.Read more >>



In Defense of Food



In Defense of Food debunks the daily media barrage of conflicting claims about nutrition. Traveling the globe and exploring the supermarket aisles to illustrate the principles of his bestselling “eater’s manifesto,” Pollan offers a clear answer to one of the most confounding and urgent questions of our time: What should I eat to be healthy? Read more >>



The Year In Food: Artificial Out, Innovation In (And 2 More Trends)



Many of the world's biggest food companies announced major changes this year — in what they purchase and how they manufacture their food.  A recap on these details as well as the other issues that caught large amounts of public attention this year.   Read more >>



Farmers Are Keepers of Native American Past



Despite nearly a century of mechanized agriculture, many Native American sites remain covered, particularly in alluvial regions with an extreme range of artifact depth. The possibility to preserve those sites is heavily dependent on help from U.S. farmers. Agriculture-archaeological relationships, once tainted by mutual suspicion, are protecting the past and allowing farmland to serve as a vast repository for history. Read more >>



Voting One Way, Eating Another

Modern Farmer


California voters say they want humanely raised eggs. But when they're in the grocery store it's a different story.  Read more >>



The Future of Food: 16 Most Exciting Stories for 2016

Food Tank


From food safety law to a heightened focus on food waste, there are so many exciting food and agriculture stories that continue to unfold every day.The most important food issues in 2016, focusing on equity and sustainability in the food system to drive positive change. The folks at Food Tank selected 16 stories they view as representative of the most exciting food trends for 2016:  Read more >>