Walmart's moldy corn is stripped, then donated to local food banks.

While reporting on her project about food, access, and class in 2009-2010, Senior Fellow Tracie McMillan worked undercover at restaurants, food marts, and in the fields. At a Detroit Walmart, she photographed this moldy corn which was stripped of its outer leaves and then donated to a local food bank. 

Books | Food & Health

American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan

Superbug by Maryn McKenna


Migrant workers, Gilroy, CA. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Migrant farmworkers harvest corn in Gilroy, CA. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Food & Health

Food policy, food quality and access, public health, global health, and infectious diseases are among topics explored by Schuster Institute Senior Fellows.

The New Face of U.S. Hunger
Tracie McMillan, July 18, 2014, National Geographic.

NDM: “A Great Challenge for the Future of Healthcare”
Maryn McKenna, April 29, 2014, Wired Science

Are Electronic Cigarettes a Public Good or Health Hazard?
Michael Blanding, April 23, 2014, Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School

CDC: Foodborne illness in the U.S. not getting better
Maryn McKenna, April, 17, 2014, Wired Science.

Why I Care About Food
Maryn McKenna, April 16, 2014, The Plate, National Geographic.

USDA: Chicken Processed in China Can Be Sold In The US Without Labels To Say So
Maryn McKenna, September 4, 2013, Wired Science.

UK 'Horseburger' Scandal: Did The Meat Originate In The US? 
Maryn McKenna, January 16, 2013, Wired Science.

FERN/ABC Report Reveals Link Between Bladder Infections and Overuse of Antibiotics in Chicken
July 11, 2012, reporting by Maryn McKenna, Food & Environment Reporting Network.

Investigation: Drug Resistance, Chicken And 8 Million Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Maryn McKenna, July 11, 2012, Wired Science.

Why Your Hamburger Hates America
Tracie McMillan, June 29, 2012, The Washington Post.

"The Dangerous Superbugs Hiding in Your Dinner," 
Maryn McKenna, June 2012, Self

Dining With Dioxin
Karen Coates, March 7, 2012, The Faster Times.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table
Tracie McMillan, February 21, 2012, Scribner. Read excerpts>

Why Your Food Isn't Safe
Madeline Drexler, October 2011, Good Housekeeping. Learn more>

Fecal Transplants: A Clinical Trial Confirms How Well They Work
Maryn McKenna, January 17, 2012, Wired Science.

A Government Takes Ag Antibiotics Seriously, But Not Our Government
Maryn McKenna, January 15, 2012, Wired Science.

Almost-Untreatable Gonorrhea: Proof That It’s Here
Maryn McKenna, January 11, 2013, Wired Science.

Fracking's Health Calamities Left to Fester
Jan Goodwin, September 20, 2012, Truthout.

One Woman's Mission to Immunize Children Worldwide with the Polio Vaccine
Jan Goodwin, July 2012, Real Simple.

FERN/ABC Report Reveals Link Between Bladder Infections and Overuse of Antibiotics
in Chicken,
 reported by Maryn McKenna, July 11, 2012, Food & Environment Reporting Network.

Investigation: Drug Resistance, Chicken And 8 Million Urinary Tract Infections (UTI),
Maryn McKenna, July 11, 2012, Wired Science Blogs.

Why Your Hamburger Hates America
Tracie McMillan, June 29, 2012, The Washington Post.