The Common Good

Table of Contents


Our long-distance food system provides choice - but at what cost?
My journey with Super Giant.
“Give us this day our daily bread.” The simplicity of the prayer that Jesus gave us can distract us from its wisdom and its challenge.
In a neglected neighbourhood, kids are growing produce and raising a community.
Why scavenge? You get a lot of really good food that's really, really free.
An interview with food activists Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry.
At St. Olaf, students learn to reap what they sow.
How consumers and farm workers together can make a better meal.
Useful links to go deeper with the special issue on Food.


Good food is much more than a matter of taste.


'I'm tired of those old white guys telling us what to think and do.'

Space in al Qaeda?

Culture Watch

'You deserve a break today' can be a pretty appealing proposition.


Love binds and builds, heals and hallows, redeems and restores.
Driving east on Jackson Street one morning, only a couple of blocks from the bungalow on Abe Street where a few years ago hundreds of people claimed
Our move to a new building last fall brought us many gifts: a more efficient space, working heat and air conditioning (most of the time)--and a giant sparkling supermarket one floor below.