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Tom Philpott
Tom Philpott is a co-founder of Maverick Farms, a North Carolina–based sustainable farm and food education center. Philpott’s writing on the politics of food has appeared in the Guardian, Newsweek, and other publications. A former columnist and editor at Grist, he now writes the "Food for Thought" blog for Mother Jones.
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Stories by Tom Philpott
April 24, 2014
Thanks to Tyson Foods, selling meat on the cheap brings big money—especially when farmers have to shoulder all the risk.
December 10, 2012
Battered by a blockbuster OnEarth investigation and hounded by federal court rulings, the FDA's reputation is reeling.
October 24, 2012
We import massive amounts of seafood from places with deplorable aquaculture practices -- and the FDA turns a blind eye.
October 18, 2012
Big Ag is spending millions to keep labels off genetically modified foods in California -- and with good reason.
February 29, 2012
Who puts all that food on our table? An invisible army of millions of underpaid workers.