Stories tagged: "food"


Maria Parra Cano of Sana Sana Foods prepares burritos with all-natural ingredients for food packages she sends to food-insecure people in south Phoenix. (Photo by Reyna Preciado/Special for Cronkite News)
Women’s Group Works to Eliminate Food Insecurities in South Phoenix

More than 75% of Maricopa County is considered a food desert, meaning residents are a mile or more away from fresh food. South Phoenix falls into that category.

Angelica “Jelly” Willis-Smith, one of nine fellows of the city’s Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program, harvests garlic from the Project Roots garden in Phoenix on March 25, 2022. “Gardening is like you’re God for a day,” Willis-Smith says. “You get to plant these seeds, you get to cultivate them, you get to decide where they get to go, you get to cultivate and create life.” (Photo by Hope O’Brien/Cronkite News)
Phoenix Fellowship Cultivating the Next Generation of Urban Farmers

The Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs’ Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program places city residents ages 18 to 24 with urban farms to train them.

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Delivery Robots With Russian Ties Pulled From University of Arizona

Grubhub launched robot delivery at the University of Arizona last November. The company says it was doing 1,000 deliveries a day between the two campuses.

Larry White in front of a Lo-Lo's restaurant
More Than Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Larry White’s Big Plans to Carry on His Family’s Legacy

The Copper Courier sat down with the owner of Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles to talk about his family’s legacy of food in Phoenix, and his plans for the future.

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Meat Companies Profits Surged by 300% As They Jacked up Prices on Americans

In December, President Biden ordered his administration to investigate the price increases and corporate consolidation in the meat industry.

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Why Tamale-Making for the Holidays Is Important to Keeping the Latino History Alive

Making tamales is an art form as much as it is a personal holiday tradition for many within the Latino community. 

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Biden Releases 50 Million Barrels of Oil in Hopes of Easing Gas Prices

Biden said the oil release was one step his administration is taking to fight inflation, along with efforts to open supply chain bottlenecks.