food

Melissa Sevigny

A new study from Northern Arizona University shows the impact raising cattle has on water resources in the West. Scientists with a project called FEWSION made a detailed map of how much river water is used for crops that feed cows. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke to author Ben Ruddell about how the findings could inform water policies. 


manufacturing.net/Cortez Journal

Utes have occupied land in the southwest corner of Colorado for centuries. Now their food heritage is sowing seeds of prosperity for members of the Ute Mountain Tribe.


hispanickitchen.com

Kitchens all over the Southwest this time of year are filled with the irresistible scent of tamales steaming on the stove.


Bruce Pavlik/the-journal.com

Stone metates at an archeological site in Utah still bear faint traces of the native Four Corners potato. It’s the leftovers from a meal that happened more than 10,000 years ago.


Yavapai County Food Recovery Program

The linked problems of food waste and food insecurity are common in the U.S. In northern Arizona’s Yavapai County, public health experts estimate some 80,000 people are food insecure, including one in three children and one in six seniors. They can’t always count on regular or nutritious meals.


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