Earlier this year, Americans learned what it looks like when a food system reliant on industrial agriculture, near monopolies and exploited laborers breaks down. Just two months into the pandemic, the meat industry in the most powerful nation in the world was buckling. In March and April, COVID-19 swept through meatpacking plants, infecting thousands of […]
Debbie Weingarten is a writer, editor, and farmer living in Arizona. She writes frequently on food and farming, including her work with the Female Farmer Project to document women in agriculture. In 2019, she was a finalist for the James Beard Award in Investigative Reporting.