A Sustainable Food System Needs Quality Journalism – Support Civil Eats

Please support the best food journalism site there is – Civil Eats – winner of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of the Year. Here’s an appeal from Mark Bittman:



Dear Civil Eats Supporter,

This is an exciting time for the food movement and, if you’re like me, Civil Eats is an important part of your daily food media diet. My go-to source for food movement news, Civil Eats not only informs readers but also challenges us with critical thinking, insight, and commentary.

There has never been a more important time to support independent food policy journalism. I hope you’ll join me in supporting the vital role Civil Eats plays as the primary source for balanced  conversations about our food system, food politics, and food policy.  

Your $25 subscription goes a long way. Today, the site’s subscribers account for just a fraction of the funds needed to ensure its sustainability. But if every Civil Eats reader became a subscriber, the site would have the resources to support and expand its award-winning roster of writers, grow the site, and broaden its reach and influence.

Here’s how you can help:

Subscribe now: If you’re not a subscriber, become one. And please consider more than $25 if you can afford it; you’ll help keep Civil Eats free for those who can’t afford it.


Re-subscribe: If you’re a current subscriber, consider donating $25 now and re-upping in 2016.

Introduce your friends: Give a subscription to Civil Eats by giving them a subscription, a great holiday gift.

Donate: Supplement your subscription with an additional tax-deductible donation. Your additional support helps sustain Civil Eats and its award-winning writers. Donors at the $250 level will receive a signed copy of one of four books by my friend and Civil Eats’ advisory board member, Ruth Reichl.

Since launching seven years ago, Civil Eats has built a vibrant community and a strong reputation. The James Beard Foundation awarded the site its Publication of the Year award in 2014, saying that it “demonstrates fresh direction, worthy ambition, and a forward-looking approach to food journalism.”Michael Pollan describes Civil Eats as “the best online food politics magazine.”Alice Waters says, “If you’re passionate about food politics and committed to staying informed, Civil Eats is the most reliable source you’ll find.”

I couldn’t agree more. Please join me, Michael, Alice, and countless others in supporting the terrific work and leadership of Civil Eats in the food movement.

Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

Mark Bittman

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