Stories by Christopher D. Cook

Christopher D. Cook is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, The Economist, The Christian Science Monitor, The American Prospect, and others. He is the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis. His website is   subscribe to Christopher D. Cook's feed

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This makes no sense from a humanitarian point of view or from an economic one.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

How much food stamp money are Coca-Cola, General Mills and Walmart getting? The government isn't telling.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We hear of the sweatshops behind our computers, sneakers and other attire--yet the exploitation of farmworkers has become normalized.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

This is not a problem we can solve by going vegetarian or vegan, or buying organic and fair trade.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: Salon

I call myself frayed white collar -- part of the privileged poor. I'm a semi-accomplished, mid-career journalist and writer, but now I'm hurtling precipitously toward poverty.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2005, Source: In These Times

American agribusiness isn't wasting any time exploiting Iraq's fragile food sector, battered by decades of war and sanctions.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The bountiful feast on our holiday tables conceals the growing corporate stranglehold on our food system – and what it's doing to our bodies and the planet.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2004, Source: In These Times

A sweetheart deal between the Bush administration and the factory farm sector allows the industry to delay regulation of potentially toxic air emissions.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2002, Source: Mother Jones

Providing workers to do the dirtiest, riskiest jobs has become a big business. One national corporation has cornered the market and is squeezing millions from its day-labor temps.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: The Nation

Beneath the gilded veneer of millionaires and a soaring stock market, a class war is brewing. Nearly one-third of America's workers -- about 30 million -- toil in temporary or contract jobs, without benefits or job security. The explosion of temping poses what may be organized labor's greatest challenge since World War II: organizing the swelling ranks of temps, day laborers, contract and leased workers whose perpetual job insecurity forms the porous foundation of today's supposedly stellar economy.