Tracie McMillan has been covering work and the safety net since the late 1990s. She began at City Limits magazine, where she began writing about food and class, and now freelances widely for a number of publications with a focus on this topic. McMillan splits her time between Brooklyn and Detroit. Her most recent work has been for National Geographic, where she has worked as a food blogger, and has written several features: on hunger in America, the food and agriculture of China, the Flint water crisis—and the future of food for all of us. Considered a pioneering journalist in combining food with hard news, McMillan now teaches writing at New York University in their food studies program.
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