Bridget Huber
Bridget Huber is an independent journalist writing and producing radio stories about food systems, public health, the environment and more. She's reported for Public Radio International, The New York Times, Lucky Peach, Mother Jones, The Associated Press and others. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Immigrant communities are on the front lines of the Bay Area’s soda-tax battle

Sugary drinks and produce at a grocery in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.

This campaign season, an ad featuring Kaykay Amamgbo, the owner of Oakland’s African Caribbean Food Market, has gotten a lot of exposure. As images of smiling customers and bins heaped with ripe tomatoes roll, Amamgbo warns of a proposed tax that would raise food prices and hurt the community. “The last thing we need in… » Read More

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Slow food nation

Controversial airport kiosk offering "fresh food."

Carlos Monteiro got his start in medicine in the 1970s as a pediatrician working in poor villages and slums in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. His patients were hungry, and it was written on their bodies: Many were anemic, underweight, and stunted. Today, Monteiro is a professor of nutrition at the University of São Paulo’s… » Read More

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Zambia: Wildlife Poachers Trade Guns for Gardens

An elephant and an antelope drink in the Luangwa river bed.

CHAMA DISTRICT, Zambia — On the banks of the Luangwa River in eastern Zambia, a small group of men creeps through dry grass with guns raised. A half-dozen hippos laze in the water, antelope graze on the opposite bank, and, farther off, an elephant is drinking water. The men have killed hundreds of animals on… » Read More

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Apple growers in Mexico call foul on trade with U.S.

Workers at the MAC packing plant. Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua.

BACHÍNIVA, Mexico — Isaí Gómez, a Mexican apple grower, bitterly recounts the events of last season. Around this time last year, hope prevailed in Mexico’s high-desert apple country. Bad weather had devastated the two previous years’ harvests. But in the summer of 2013, the trees were heavy with fruit. More on this story Check out… » Read More

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Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples

Workers at the MAC packing plant. Ciudad Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua.

Listen to “Mexico is Waging War Against American Apples” on PRI’s The World https://thefern.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/HuberApples.wav After 50 years in the apple business, Vicente Robles is cutting down most of his orchards. The trees are still productive, but no longer profitable. More on this story Check out our infographic: “American Apples At the Core of a Cross-Border… » Read More

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Michelle’s Moves

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In March 2010, Michelle Obama stood on a stage in Washington and leveled a challenge at the food industry’s biggest players. “We need you all to step it up,” she told a meeting of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Just a month earlier, she’d launched the Let’s Move campaign, the Obama administration’s flagship anti-obesity program, which… » Read More

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