The Chautauquan Daily • July 1, 2014
Hunger in the United States looks different than anywhere else in the world, according to National Geographicphotographer Amy Toensing.
“Most of the time, you wouldn’t even know your neighbors were struggling,” she said. “How could you? Some of these people are overweight, and most are employed. They just can’t make ends meet.” Continue reading “Morning lecture to address American food insecurity, hunger”
“The Craig Fahle Show” WDET • April 18, 2014
Author of New York Times’ bestseller, “The American Way of Eating,” Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and Oakland County native Tracie McMillan joins Laura and Travis to discuss an article she recently wrote for The Guardian that debunks stereotypes about who wants and who’s buying organic food. She breaks down the article and talks about Wal-Mart’s role in bringing organic food to the masses. Continue reading “Wal-Mart and Organic Food”
Georgetown University Library • Apr. 3, 2014
I delivered the Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture at Georgetown University, at the invitation of Georgetown Library Associates and The Hoya. Entitled “Beyond Foodies,” the talk covered the link between social justice work and concrete concerns like food, and explored those themes with regard to my work.
The Hoya • March 28, 2014
When journalist Tracie McMillan set out to write about poverty through the lens of hunger, she had no idea that her ideas would spark a national debate on the relationship between food and class in America.
In her widely acclaimed book, “The American Way of Eating,” McMillan argues that fresh and healthy food should be thought of as a social and public good. Continue reading “Food Inequality Uncovered”
“All Things Considered,” NPR • Nov. 14, 2013
Food labels have become battlegrounds. Just last week, voters in Washington state narrowly defeated a measure that would have required food manufacturers to reveal whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients. Continue reading “What’s The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?”
“Talk of Iowa,” Iowa Public Radio • Oct. 15, 2013
Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture’s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat. Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in her book, “The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.” Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier. Continue reading “How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan”
Press Citizen • Oct. 14, 2013
Good books about food and farms are plentiful these days, and it’s hard to keep up with them all. But every once in awhile, a book comes along that you want to keep, re-read and loan to everyone you know. “The American Way of Eating,” by Tracie McMillan, is one of those. As the reviewer in The New York Times said last year, “This is a voice the food world needs.” Continue reading “McMillan offers ‘a voice the food world needs’”
WCF Courier • Oct. 14, 2013
CEDAR FALLS, IA – The energetic, passionate, and artful Theatre UNI production of “The American Way of Eating” will change your thoughts on food forever—and in only an hour.
This original adaptation of Tracie McMillan’s 2012 book of that name by UNI Theatre professor Matthew James Weedman (and his students) opened Thursday in the intimate Bertha Martin Theatre and will run through Sunday, Oct. 20. Continue reading “Review: Artful adaptation, solid performances mark ‘The American Way of Eating’ at Theatre UNI”
The Gazette • Oct. 13, 2013
Tracie McMillan remembers sitting in the trailer outside of Bakersfield, Calif., giving herself a pep talk before opening the flimsy door. She’d been told she’d have to chat with others in the trailer park to find work in one of the nearby grape fields. It sounded easy at the time, but reality was different. Continue reading “Journalist goes undercover to rip the lid off America’s food culture”
“The Splendid Table,” American Public Media • Aug. 18, 2013
Sometimes all the food slogans we live with are totally overwhelming: To be healthy you need to eat five a day. Eat local. Eat organic. Vote with your fork. And of course, good, healthy food is the right of every American. Continue reading “One reporter’s lesson from working at Walmart: Love your produce manager”