Tom Philpott

Food and Agriculture Correspondent
Mother Jones

Tom Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, where he writes the "Food for Thought" blog online, and contributes features and editorials to the bi-monthly print magazine. In Fall 2018, he is on book leave while completing a manuscript under contract with Bloomsbury USA.

He was a cofounder in 2004 of Maverick Farms, a small organic vegetable farm and center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, and he serves on the advisory board. Philpott has worked as a professional journalist for over twenty years, and is currently based in Austin, Texas.

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