Feed the people

Just two blocks off Monument Square in Portland, Maine, downhill from the public library, sits a squat, gray flatiron building. Inside is a soup kitchen that has provided three meals a day, every day, to hungry Mainers in its oft-crowded dining room for more than 39 years. The staff is welcoming, the location is central,… » Read More

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She stakes her claim

On a cold February morning in 2017, a half dozen or so women and several men gathered in the yard of a suburban home outside of Athens, Georgia, to learn how to kill and butcher a hog. The mood was both anxious and somber. Eventually, they would have hams and bacon, ribs and chops. But… » Read More

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Feeding refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border was always a challenge. Now there’s Covid-19. 

Since 2019, a crisis has been unfolding directly across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. About 2,000 refugees, largely from Central America, have been stranded in a riverside encampment, wholly dependent on humanitarian groups for food and other basic needs. Feeding them before Covid-19 was a daunting task for the aid groups. The pandemic has… » Read More

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Trump’s executive order seeks controversial overhaul of seafood industry

As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the meatpacking sector, the Trump administration on Thursday made a major announcement about another essential food industry: seafood. With a late-afternoon executive order, the administration laid out a pathway for the approval of ocean aquaculture in federal waters, a controversial departure from existing policy that could reshape the country’s seafood… » Read More

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As Covid-19 hobbles industrial meat, small producers are having a moment

Chloe Johnson and her husband Craig Scariot did not grow up on farms. He studied finance and she has an IT job, but in 2015, they bought a 100-year-old ranch in Longmont, Colorado, stocked it with chickens, pigs and sheep, and built a business selling organic, grass-fed meat directly to consumers. Running SkyPilot Farm hasn’t… » Read More

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On the front lines at a North Carolina food bank

In her 11 years working for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Jennifer Caslin had never once made a food delivery. Her official job involves marketing the organization, which serves 34 of the state’s 100 counties. But on March 24, Caslin arrived before sunrise at the Food Bank’s Raleigh warehouse, where a… » Read More

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Food waste–and food insecurity–rising amid coronavirus panic

In the best of times, the United States wastes 40 percent of its food annually, amounting to 63 million tons. The collective response to the coronavirus pandemic, from panic buying at grocery stores to restaurant closures, is bound to inflate that percentage, food loss experts say, at a time when food insecurity is on the… » Read More

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