The Ration

The Ration Logo

A News21 food and health reporting project by UC Berkeley School of Journalism

The Science of Food Addiction VIDEO: Lost in Sprawl VIDEO: The (Open-Source) Ecologist

Nutrition

Snack addiction; allergy ballads; calories you can get for a dollar; veggie Rx; and more.

See all Nutrition stories.

INFOGRAPHIC: Grandma Had Better Tomatoes
A Nutritional Facts Label for the People, By the People
The Food Industry Tries to Redesign the Nutrition Label: Fails

Farming

Pesticide poisoning; an open source tractor; filming big ag; hippie farmers; and more.

See all Farming stories.

Radishes in Suburbia
Will the EPA help doctors fight pesticide poisoning?
VIDEO: The (Open-Source) Ecologist

Food Deserts

Are they over-hyped? A food program revamps mini-marts; Walmart; and more.

See all Food Deserts stories.

Who Moved the chips?
INFOGRAPHIC: Soundscape of a Fresno food desert
Walmart Prepares to Storm the Desert

Business of Food

An aspiring superfruit; freeze-dried food for survival; fast food ads in Spanish; and more.

See all Business of Food stories.

The Freeze-Dried Food Craze, Seven Things You Should Know
On Television, Latino Children See More Unhealthy Food Ads
Away at Food Camp
seperator graphic