National Geographic International Cover Story

Some fun personal news: My “Future of Food” piece for National Geographic Magazine landed on the cover of ten international editions, with the unsettling-but-gorgeous photography of Grant Cornett. Also available, not on the cover, in the November U.S. edition

Restaurant Workers Say #MeToo

Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott writes up our discussion of sexual harassment and #MeToo in America’s restaurant industry

Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting 2017

It was a huge honor to be included on a panel on undercover reporting last week at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting. Post-panel, I had a lot of (strong!) thoughts about race and gender when it comes to that kind of work, which I shared on Twitter — and … Read more

Undercover Reporting: Behind the Scenes

Logan Symposium • April 28, 2017 It was a real honor to share the stage with Ailsa Chang (“Planet Money”), Suki Kim (Without You, There is No Us), Shane Bauer (Mother Jones), and James Jones (Frontline) to discuss the complexities of undercover reporting at the Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting hosted by the Investigative Reporting … Read more

Focus on Hunger Awareness, Loyola University – Nov. 10, 2016

Loyola’s Chicago campus has been organizing a Hunger Awareness Week for 40 years (or so they tell me) and I’m thrilled to be talking with them this week about Hunger in America — and processing the results of the election. Hunger in America lecture Loyola University Damen MPR Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 11:00 a.m. – … Read more

National Farm Worker Law Conference, Keynote – Nov. 9, 2016

I’m honored to be spending the day after the election with lawyers and advocates waging a critical labor battles: Protecting farm workers. National Farm Worker Law Conference Indianapolis, IN Nov. 9, 2016 Farmworkers in the News: Journalists Covering the Lives and Labor Conditions of Farmworkers

Special Treat: Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium Lecture, Oct. 14, 2016

University of Mississippi Oxford, MS Oct. 14, 2016 It’s a huge honor and delight to be giving a commissioned lecture at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium today: When Corn Went Pop Corn is elemental, the backbone grain of the American diet; that omnipresence begs questions, My assignment: to channel industrial corn products, from Jiffy to Maseca.

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