Our Book is Out!
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Our Book is Out!

Jun 12, 2013 | No Comments
I wrote a chapter in this book about the pioneering role of Asian American farmers and retailers in the good food movement. Read More
Making the Good Food Movement Look Like America

Making the Good Food Movement Look Like America

Jun 3, 2013 | No Comments
The good food movement, which has grown so much in recent years that it now has its own exhibit at the Smithsonian and a group of Senators that hate it, is in a leadership crisis. Its leadership circle looks more like the Tea Party than the American populace, which hints at deeper problems. Read More
On Diverse Leadership: Rest in Peace, Senator Inouye

On Diverse Leadership: Rest in Peace, Senator Inouye

Dec 27, 2012 | 2 Comments
Senator Daniel Inouye, who passed away last week at the fortuitous age of 88, had much to teach about diverse leadership. Read More
Voting is our Yelp for Politicians

Voting is our Yelp for Politicians

Nov 19, 2012 | No Comments
We’re already paying for the service (in taxes), so voting is like a big customer comment board. As soon as we tune out, service gets worse. Read More
An Asian American Farm Bill

An Asian American Farm Bill

Aug 5, 2012 | No Comments
Imagine if just a quarter of our enthusiasm for food were channeled to changing the bill that affects every aspect of food production here and abroad: our impact would be felt. Read More
On the trail of citrus visionary Lue Gim Gong
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On the trail of citrus visionary Lue Gim Gong

Jul 24, 2012 | No Comments
Alissa Hamilton is a former Food & Society Fellow, lawyer and scholar from Toronto. She's written a seminal book on the origins and manufacture of Read More
Rice is Nice: my profile on Marion Nestle

Rice is Nice: my profile on Marion Nestle

Jul 20, 2012 | No Comments
Originally published in Hyphen magazine.  “No rice, please.” I keep hearing this disturbing sentence from Asian American friends. Many are Read More
Hello: No “Agent Orange Corn,” Please!
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Hello: No “Agent Orange Corn,” Please!

Apr 27, 2012 | No Comments
This article on the possible deregulation of crazy-sounding "Agent Orange corn" really freaked me out. I'd rather not have a chemical arms race taking Read More
Romancing the Wok

Romancing the Wok

Apr 12, 2012 | One Comment
As we wrote about in Hyphen Issue 20, the physics of the wok are not child’s play. A mystical marriage of meats and greens occurs when natural oils have built up on the wok’s metal surface, creating a natural nonstick coating also called “seasoning.” Read More
Our American Story: the Pursuit of Fair Farming
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Our American Story: the Pursuit of Fair Farming

Feb 9, 2012 | 4 Comments
Korematsu's family were California flower growers, helping lay the groundwork for what became our nation's wealthiest agricultural state. Although Oakland today is almost completely urban, neighborhoods like the Fruitvale are a reminder of the area's beginnings as greenhouses and fruit orchards. Read More