Tom Philpott

Tom Philpott is the food and ag correspondent for Mother Jones.

Life for Residents Near Hog Farms Just Got Much Worse

It just became much easier for large livestock operations to pollute near people’s homes.

There's a Place That's Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It's Not California.

It's time to "de-Californify" the U.S. supply of fruits and vegetables.

Think the Southwest's Drought Is Bad Now? It Could Last a Generation

Assessing the probability of an "unprecedented 50-year megadrought."

Your Almond Habit Is Sucking California Dry

California is facing a devastating drought, and this little nut is part of the problem.

Climate Change Is Turning Your Produce Into Junk Food

Higher levels of atmospheric carbon make key staple crops less nutritious.

6 Mind-Boggling Facts About Farms in China

China's spectacular run as provider of its own food is looking severely strained.