Women of the fields

Consumers play a vital role in industry reforms in a variety of settings — they’re the ones with the power to push for change, as seen for just one example in the arena of food labeling. It’s consumers who demanded ‘organic’ food and got it. It’s consumers who pressured for a number of other changes […]

Book review: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

I could read Speak over and over again. The same is true of many other people; there’s a reason the book is so critically acclaimed and loved. There’s also a reason it’s a popular target for book bannings. Speak is an intensely challenging book, whether your experiences mirror those of Melinda, or whether you’re reading it as an outsider. […]