The Trouble with Iowa

“I’m driving through these beautiful fields. I want to grab that corn like you’ve never seen. So rich, so beautiful,” Donald Trump told a standing-room crowd last July, at a Make America Great Again “family picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa. An obvious applause line, perhaps, but Trump delivered it with the aplomb of a man who… » Read More

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The Quinoa Quarrel

This story won a 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in writing in “Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment.” At the sixty-sixth session of the United Nations, the General Assembly named 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. When I tell people that, they often laugh— most Americans know quinoa as the latest in a… » Read More

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Native Lands: The Birthplace of Quinoa

The full story paired with these photos won the 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in writing in “Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment.” More on this story Read Lisa’s complete story here. Read more of our reporting on farms & labor. Read more of our reporting on nutrition & food access. Read a… » Read More

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