Weekly Picks: From Agave Road Trip to the American Rescue Plan
Hear from refugee chefs and a fourth generation nutmeg farmer, plus glean insight about the American Rescue Plan, celebrate one year of Agave Road Trip, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into HRN's new look. These are can't miss episodes from the week of July 9!
Reparations and the American Rescue Plan
When we talk about agriculture in the U.S. there is often an archetypical American farmer that comes to mind. Perhaps they’re in overalls, maybe a cowboy hat, but they’re almost always white. The white farmer trope has become a fixture in America’s invented agricultural past.
Why are School Lunch Programs in Danger of Losing Funding?
This week, we have an update on school lunch, as we mark one year of Covid-19’s impact on our food system. Jessica Fu from The Counter is back to explain some unexpected ramification of the USDA waivers that made school lunch free for all children under 18.
Decolonizing our Thanksgiving Tables and Food Narratives
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the many ways this holiday bolsters colonial narratives, as well as opportunities to push back on them. This episode spotlights individual people, dishes and ingredients that are decolonizing our food system.
Does COVID-19 Make a Stronger Argument for Universal School Lunch?
Last month, FERN.org (The Food and Environment Reporting Network) reported that “school meal programs have lost more than $483 million so far during the pandemic.” What exactly is going on here, and why does this situation make the case for universal free school lunch?
Trump Administration Cancels USDA Wage Survey; Tens of Thousands of Farmworkers Will Suffer Massive Wage Cuts
As if being a farmworker could get any worse, the Trump administration, via USDA has killed a critical report that determines wages for farmworkers, all but guaranteeing even less income in the coming year.