The tragic history of the ordinary peanut

Gosia Wozniacka Civil Eats, international

One of the pleasures of my job at Civil Eats is doing interviews with the authors of books that help shift our understanding of environmental justice issues and the food system. This month, I interviewed journalist Jori Lewis about her new book Slaves for Peanuts. We talked about how the ordinary, ubiquitous peanuts became a tool for colonial expansion in …