"Food Stories" vs. Hard News

Sep 14, 2010

"I find the coverage of weather troubling. Few of these stories have been told as 'food stories,' yet the implications for food availability, pricing, and security are significant and widespread. The fires in Russia have been reported as likely to affect the wheat commodity market—making this, in other words, a 'business story,' even though tightening wheat supplies will affect millions of eaters around the world. And there's been little coverage outside California about our coldest summer on record."

-Helene York

from: "Still No Tomatoes: Is Global Warming to Blame?" The Atlantic, 14 september 2010