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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