FERN’s Friday Feed: Japanese-American farmers in WWII; poultry collusion; and immigration fears on the farm

Japanese-American farmers remember when their country made them prisoners FERN & KQED’s California Report In FERN’s latest story, with KQED’s California Report, reporter Lisa Morehouse returned with some of the survivors of Japanese-American incarceration camps and their relatives to the Lake Tule camp in Northern California, where Japanese-Americans, many of them farmers, were forced to grow food for the U.S. government.… » Read More

Editor’s desk: FERN’s latest – The fight for school lunch; Japanese-Americans remember; rising Gulf waters

In the past week, the Food & Environment Reporting Network published three stories that showcase the breadth of our work and the expanding scope of our partnerships. In “Revenge of the Lunch Lady,” produced with The Huffington Post’s longform channel, Highline, Jane Black tells the story of a much-maligned school district in West Virginia that… » Read More

FERN’s Friday Feed: Radical lunch lady; Louisiana tribes face a rising sea; and fleece in your fish

Revenge of the lunch lady FERN & Huffington Post’s Highline When British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver came to Huntington, W.Va., to shoot his reality television show “Food Revolution,” he promised to revamp school food in the country’s least-healthy city. He put mint in the students’ peas and dashed cinnamon into their chili. But when he… » Read More

Editor’s desk: That’s a wrap 2016

Year five of the Food & Environment Reporting Network comes to a close, but before we turn the page on 2016, we’d like to highlight a few stories, along with our partner outlets, that we are especially proud of. Enjoy your holiday reading! INVESTIGATIONS Dick Manning put the race for the White House in the… » Read More