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Kate Cox

The New Food Economy

I joined The New Food Economy after several years covering the American aging experience for radio and text as a freelance health reporter. I've contributed to The Nation and Huffington Post and co-created and produced Off the Radar, a travel TV show and blog about two women on a mission to see the world on $1k.

We’re in the middle of the biggest cultural sea change this country has undergone in more than fifty years. Intense public interest in how we eat—where food comes from, how it’s made, why it costs what it does, and what it has come to mean—has turned food systems into front page news.

Front page news? Yes, but it’s more complicated than that. Production is changing. Distribution is changing. Technology is changing.

All that change needs an interpreter.

We’ve made the new food economy our entire beat. We believe that food journalism, like the food movement itself, should look beyond the what and get inside the how. Because people and process are every bit as interesting as what ends up on your plate.

So we write for the practitioner, the investor, the intelligent consumer, and the curious observer. Sure, we report on the farm and the fork. But we think the best stories are the ones that make sense of everything—and everyone—in between.

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Events featuring Kate Cox
Events featuring Kate Cox