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Kate Yoder

Staff writer, Grist

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Kate Yoder is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is a staff writer at Grist covering climate change with a focus on language, culture, history, and behavior. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Mother Jones, and Wired, and her essay "War of Words" won a Folio Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. She'll join us for a conversation with Edward Benote "Eddie" Hill and Robert Paarlberg about the food we eat and how it arrived on our plate, and our health and the sustainability of our environment.

When: 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 4

Where: This is a virtual event. RSVP now.

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Environment & Outdoors

Kitchen Table Issues

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 9:00am

The food we eat and how it arrived on our plate are the center of a voracious debate about our health and the sustainability of our environment. The assumption is local, organic, farm-to-table food is our best course. But what if the data tells us global food markets and industrial farming actually do a better job setting the table? WATCH NOW


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Featuring: Edward Benote "Eddie" Hill, Robert Paarlberg, Kate Yoder

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.