Category Archives: Food

MN fall images

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minn. — An unnamed bog near Isabella Lake, surrounded by burned-over forest. (Photos for MPR by Steve Foss) A mound of sugar beets sits outside the American Crystal Sugar Co. processing plant in north Moorhead, … Continue reading

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food stamps map

WSJ’s interactive map here. At least one in five residents in New Mexico, Mississippi,  Tennessee, Oregon and Louisiana are food stamp recipients. (Thanks, NH).

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No papers. No water. No words.

Read section 30 of the new Alabama immigration law HB56 (pdf) “This demonstrates the cruelty of the new law by denying the most basic facilities to people. It’s designed to make life so miserable that people self-deport, and this poster … Continue reading

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NPR Fresh Air  Bananas: A Storied Fruit with An Uncertain Future

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Sweet tooth

I was lucky enough to see Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings at the historic Fitzgerald theater last night.  I’m still on a bluegrassy high…

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Food workers in Minnesota

I’m in Minnesota for the summer.  I’m on vacation but many people come here to work in agriculture and food processing. MPR reports that many food workers are hungry: Every year, workers from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas gather their children … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin!

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo. This video contains many of my favorite things: the mid west, teachers, arcade fire, unions and people sticking it to the man. In solidarity. In related news: if solidarity was a meal, … Continue reading

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