For the past year, CIR has been looking at the health, nutrition and eating habits of American children and teenagers. As part of that examination, we’ve launched a video game called Hairnet Hero that will teach kids, parents and teachers about what calories, fats, salts and sugars are in their food.
Think you can make a healthy school lunch plate? → Take the Hairnet Hero challenge!
Are you a parent or teacher that struggles to teach kids how to stay in balance? We want to hear from you! Email Marie McIntosh at email@example.com.
If America’s fields could speak, what stories would they tell about sexual abuse migrant women face?
That’s the question that poet Monica Mendoza asks in the Off/Page Project’s inaugural video, “Whispers from the Field.”
Speaking from the perspective of the field, Mendoza talks about the high price migrant women pay to put food on their families’ tables. The poem was inspired by the Rape in the Fields investigation — by CIR, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, FRONTLINE and Univision — that found that hundreds of female agricultural workers have complained to the federal government about being raped, assaulted and harassed on the job, while law enforcement has done almost nothing to prosecute potential crimes. Learn more about the investigation on our website.
The Off/Page Project is a collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting.
For the women who handle the food we eat every day, sexual assault often comes with the job. Here are three of their stories.
Also be sure to check out FRONTLINE PBS tonight for the premier of our latest documentary, Rape in the Fields.
It’s National Hamburger Day! And Americans love hamburgers – we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs?
Also, this: cow farts as an environmental threat. In America, cows produce more greenhouse gas than 22 million cars per year.
The United States is the world’s biggest economy and the leading exporter of wheat, corn, beef and many other commodities. It also has the most unequal wealth distribution of all major developed countries. Economic woes in the U.S. have led to one in seven Americans to rely on food assistance.
Americans love hamburgers- we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs? Find out in our new animated short!
As its farmers get too old to till the soil, Japan grapples with a question that many industrialized nations now face: Who will grow our food in the future? Our new Food for 9 Billion segment done in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, American Public Media’s Marketplace and Homelands Productions.