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“War on women?,” Jansing and Co, March 8, 2012, 

Al Sharpton interview with Tracie McMillan and others, PoliticsNation, March 9, 2012,

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Rachel Maddow interview with Tracie McMillan, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, March 7, 2012

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Op-Eds, Slideshows, Book Excerpts, Blog Posts & Interviews

NEW Going Undercover In A Detroit Walmart, Christina Shockly and Emily Fox, November 5, Michigan Public Radio.

NEW Looking At The Way We Eat In America, Tess Vigeland, October 26, Marketplace, American Public Media.

Muckraking journalist on 'The American Way Of Eating,' Rebekah Denn, October 17, 2012.

Tracie McMillan named “Food Visionary” by Martha Stewart Whole Living, October 15, 2012, Martha Stewart Whole Living.

“San Francisco’s Bi-Rite,” Dana Goodyear, March 28, 2012, The New Yorker Culture Desk

“What It's Like to Get Attacked by Rush Limbaugh for Food Reporting,” Tracie McMillan, March 9 2012, The Atlantic  

"McMillon: We're all foodies," Tracie McMillan, March 8, 2012, Savannah Morning News

"'The American Way of Eating': What it's like picking fruit as a laborer," Tracie McMillan, March 8, 2012, The Atlantic

"Tracie McMillan: Holy Ted Nugent, we're all foodies now," Tracie McMillan, March 7, 2012,

"Op-Ed: Holy Ted Nugent, we're all foodies now," Tracie McMillan, March 4, 2012, Los Angeles Times

“The Best Mexican Food of My Life,” Tracie McMillan, March 1, 2012, The Wall Street Journal  

“Going Undercover in the Belly of Our Beastly Food Chain,” Kerry Trueman, February, 29 2012, The Huffington Post 

"9 Things You've Never Heard About America's Food," Tracie McMillan, February 24, 2012, Huffington Post 

"Walmart’s war on the American food system," Emma Mustich, February 22, 2012, interview with

"Should White ‘Elites’ Write About the Poor?" Tracie McMillan, February 20, 2012, 

"Three excerpts from ‘The American Way of Eating'," Tracie McMillan, February 17, 2012,

“The American Way of Eating-Who eats at Applebee’s—and why?” Tracie McMillan, February 16, 2012,

"Beat the Box: What I learned from trying to outsmart Hamburger Helper," Tracie McMillan, February 16, 2012, Slow Food USA 


Rush Limbaugh War, March 6, 2012
Rush Limbaugh talked about Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Tracie McMillan's new book "The American Way of Eating," food justice, and social justice journalism. March 6, 2012. Read the transcript>

"The American Way of Eating," February 27, 2012, The Leanard Lopate Show,

"The journey from farm to the dinner table," February 21, 2012, Marketplace, American Public Media 

"The American Way of Eating," February 20, 2012, Let’s Eat In, Heritage Radio Network 

Book Reviews

“'The American Way of Eating': America's dysfunctional food system,” Alan Moores, March 25, 2012, The Seattle Times 

“Would You Like Sugar and Fat With That?” Jane Black, March 22, 2012,

“'The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table' by Tracie McMillan,” Jane Black, March 16, 2012, The Washington Post  

"Deceptive weather a gamble on growing organic food," Jim Ewing, March 8, 2012,

"'The American Way of Eating': The Book Foodies—and Rush Limbaugh—Are Fretting About,” Josh Ozersky, March 7, 2012, Time Ideas  

"'The American Way of Eating': Food, our inglorious food," China Millman, March 4, 2012, Pittsburgh

"'The American Way of Eating' review: Food detective's take on eating well leaves readers famished for a solution,"Hannah Wallace, March 3, 2012,

"Anthony Bourdain and Top Chef Have It Wrong: the Boys’ Club Is No Fun," March 2, 2012, Daily Beast

“A Food-Chain Reaction,” By Aram Bakshian Jr., February 28, 2012, The Wall Street Journal 

“Tracie McMillan on 'The American Way of Eating',” Sara Bonisteel, February 28, 2012, 

"NonFiction: 'The American Way of Eating' by Tracie McMillan," Susan Agur, February 24, 2012, Minneapolis Star Tribune  

"Dispatch From The Field: Joe says, ‘Ultimately, I found this book to be something of a call to arms’," February 23, 2012, Tattered Cover Book Blog

"‘The American Way of Eating’ by Tracie McMillan," Katie Bacon, February 22, 2012, The Boston Globe 

"Tracie McMillan's 'The American Way of Eating' is an undercover mission on eating," James Sweeney, February 21, 2012, Cleveland Plain Dealer  

"‘The American Way’: Tracie McMillan Follows Food, From Farm to Table," Karen Calabria, February 21, 2012,, Q & A 

"Before the Food Arrives on Your Plate, So Much Goes on Behind the Scenes," Dwight Garner, February 20, 2012, The New York Times 

"'The American Way of Eating' by Tracie McMillan," Carolyn Kellogg, February 19, 2012, Los Angeles Times 

"'The American Way of Eating,' by Tracie McMillan," Michael Stern, February 19, 2012, San Francisco Chronicle 

"The Mindful Carnivore and The American Way of Eating: Reviews," Christine Sismondo, February 18, 2012, The Toronto Star   


"Food and Our Priorities: A Talk with Tracie McMillan," Jaime Lutz, April 10, 2012, Public Radio Kitchen, WBUR

“Under the Table: After spending more than two years investigating America's food system, Tracie McMillan talks policy, class and 'foodie elitism',” Michael Jackman, March 28, 2012, Detroit Metro Times

“Rush Limbaugh Wrongly Attacks Tracie McMillan as ‘Over-Educated’ ‘Authorette,” Clarissa León, March 15, 2012, The Daily Beast

“Rush to misjudgment,” Curt Guyette, March 13, 2012, Detroit Metro Times 

"Rush Limbaugh attacks Metro Times fellow Tracie McMillan," Michael Jackman, March 8, 2012, Detroit

"Limbaugh: Liberals Want To Control Your Food," Kristin Wartman, March 8, 2012, Huffington Post

"Rush Limbaugh's controversy continues, begins to draw collateral damage: A Closer Look," Cliff Pinkhard, March 8, 2012,

"Sexist Bullying: What's Behind the 'War on Women'? Dominique Browing, March 8, 2012,

"Rush Limbaugh Calls Food Justice Part of 'the War On Freedom," Jessica Chou, March 7, 2012, The Daily Meal

"Holly native Tracie McMillan calls Rush Limbaugh comments 'unconscionable and sexist'," Roberto Acosta, March 7, 2012, Flint Journal

"New comments by Rush Limbaugh target Holly native," Chris Lane, March 7, 2012, The News-Herald

“Female Journalist Attacked By Limbaugh Yesterday Responds: He ‘Just Doesn’t Think Women Count’,” Annie-Rose Strasser,March 7 2012, Think Progress  

“Rush Limbaugh wants to eat more crow: Bashes 'authorette' for... writing a book,” Alexander Nazaryan, March 7, 2012, NY Daily News 

“Michigan native perplexed by Rush Limbaugh's jabs at book,” Kathleen Gray, March 7, 2012, Detroit Free Press  

“Here's The Woman Rush Limbaugh Is Attacking Today; 'Totally Bizarre,' She Says,” Jeff Bercovici, March 06, 2012, 
"Limbaugh Takes On Tracie McMillan, Author of 'The American Way of Eating'," Lindsay Beyerstein, March 6, 2012,

"Undercover Reporter Recounts Horrific Sexual Assault by Applebee’s Co-Worker," Doug Barry, March 2, 2012,

"Tracie McMillan Talks About Why More Americans Can’t Access Healthy Food," Julianne Hing, March 2, 2012, Colorlines

"An American Way Of Eating?" Carey Polis, March 2, 2012, Huffington Post

"Is there something wrong with the way we eat?" Vince Manapat, February 27, 2012,

"Tracie McMillan on The American Way of Eating (and Cooking)," Sam Dean, February 26, 2012,

"Life at the bottom of the food chain," Carolyn Kellogg, February 26, 2012, The Miami Herald

"NonFiction: 'The American Way of Eating' by Tracie McMillan," Susan Agur, February 24, 2012, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"What Are We Really Eating? Reporter Goes Undercover to Reveal the Real Story of Our Broken Food System," Kerry Trueman, February 23, 2012,

"Diner’s Journal: Notes on Eating, Drinking and Cooking: What We’re Reading," February 23, 2012, The New York Times 

"America Has Its Own Foxconns," Susan Adams, February 23, 2012, Forbes 

"Is Foodie Fadism Overcooked?" Amy Eddings, February 23, 2012, WNYC Culture 

"Our Unhappy Meals," Tom Philpott, February 22, 2012, 

"Mark Bittman: Your Midweek News Links," Mark Bittman, February 22, 2012, The Opinion Pages, The New York Times 

"Get Walmart Out Of Your Kitchen: A Reason To Learn To Cook," Justin Cascio, February 22, 2012, The Good Men Project 

"Has Food Worship Jumped The Shark? Anti-foodies discuss the future of food," Eleanor West, February 22, 2012, Food Republic  

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