Challenging the status quo of America’s agrarian identity

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“The Color of Food” looks at the seemingly forgotten history of race and agriculture. Photo courtesy of New Society Publishers

Ninety-five percent of America’s farmers are white. Natasha Bowens left a job as a public health advocate in Washington, D.C. and headed to the farm to explore racial inequity within agriculture. Bowens’ book, “The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming,” takes a probing look at the seemingly forgotten history and current issues that still face farmers of color.



Evan Kleiman