About the Program
Tracie MacMillan reports on America's food industry, from how the country's food is grown and produced to what's being eaten and how wages and cost affect our level of nutrition. Ms. MacMillan spent 2009 working throughout the system, from an industrial farm in California and a produce section at a Walmart near Detroit to a chain restaurant kitchen in Brooklyn. She profiles the people who worked alongside her at each job and reports on her attempts to eat well on reduced wages. Tracie MacMillan speaks on a panel with Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, Rev. Robert Jackson, urban farmer and co-founder of Brooklyn Rescue Mission, and James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur. The event takes place at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.
Tracie McMillan is a senior fellow at Brandeis University's Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and the former managing editor of City Limits. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including Slate, Harper's Magazine, and The New York Times. For more information, visit traciemcmillan.com.
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