This Thanksgiving, hungry families all over the country will finish off their holiday meal with a little slice of the Midwest. That’s because the vast majority of all pumpkin that comes from a can and winds up in a pie got its start on a vine in Illinois.
The next farm bill is all but certain to contain cuts to the food stamps program. Long championed by legislators from urban districts, the food stamp program isn’t just an urban concern. Families living amid fertile farmland struggle to put food on the table and increasingly rely on SNAP benefits.
When debating hot-button food issues like the use of genetically modified organisms, opposing sides often point to scientific studies to back up their claims. That can put consumers in a bit of a bind.
In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, part 2: Immigrant communites have sprung up around the meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., and while change hasn't been easy, city leaders have built a strong grassroots network supporting and embracing the town’s cultural evolution and its youngest citizens.