Ted Genoways

Ted Genoways, a contributing editor at The New Republic, is the author of This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm  and The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food.


A group of small-town environmentalists wanted to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant. How did they end up fighting alongside anti-Muslim xenophobes?

Schmear Campaign

Food producers caught misusing federal funds are quietly pressuring Congress to shield them from public scrutiny.

Corn Wars

The farm-by-farm fight between China and the United States to dominate the global food supply

Fear in a Handful Of Dust

Climate change is making the Texas Panhandle, birthplace of the state’s iconic Longhorn, too hot and dry to raise beef. What happens to the range when the water runs out?