Chronological order, oldest to newest. The Vanishing Act (Food & Environment Reporting Network, August 2019) After years of burying complaints about hog-farm pollution, North Carolina officials began posting them online. What changed? (Also published in The Guardian and McClatchy North Carolina papers.) Raising a Stink (Food & Environment Reporting Network, December 2019) Rural North Carolinians sued the world’s largest hog producer over […]
In the 1920s and ’30s, cattle were put on trial, then convicted and executed, for being genetically impure. The human eugenics movement was on the rise too. Originally published in Duke Magazine. THE DEFENDANT’S NAME WAS MR. SCRUBB BULL. He entered Magistrate James McElroy Jameson’s makeshift courtroom in Pickens County, South Carolina, walking on four […]
Click here for “Judge declares much of N.C. ag-gag law unconstitutional,” Food & Environment Reporting Network, June 2020.
Click here for “Feeding refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border,” Food & Environment Reporting Network and Texas Observer, May 2020.
The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw have long practiced self-isolation and sustainable food production, which they hope will help keep their number of COVID-19 cases low. Originally published in Southerly. WHEN THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK FIRST REACHED Louisiana and residents were ordered to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some of the skills […]
They survived the BP oil disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and decades of industry spoiling their wetlands. Whatever their future holds, the people of Grand Bayou want to decide it for themselves. Originally published in onEarth. TEN YEARS AGO, AS NEWS OF THE BP oil disaster reached Louisiana’s Grand Bayou Indian Village, Rosina Philippe dispatched her brother Maurice Phillips […]
Click here for “On the Front Lines at a North Carolina Food Bank,” Food & Environment Reporting Network, April 2020.
Click here for “In North Carolina, pandemic prompts farmer cooperation,” Food and Environment Reporting Network, March 2020.
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A fishing community in India challenges the bank’s private-lending arm in the U.S. Supreme Court. Originally published in The Nation. THE U.S.SUPREME COURT SITS ABOUT 8,000 miles from Tragadi Bandar, the patch of India’s west coast where Budha Ismail Jam has spent most of the past two decades fishing for a living. Jam’s seasonal home, […]