Tom Philpott, recent author of Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It,_ has been the food and agriculture correspondent for _Mother Jones since 2011. Previously, he covered food as a writer and editor for the environmental-news website Grist. Philpott’s work on food politics has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Guardian, among other places. From 2004 to 2012, he farmed at Maverick Farms in Valle Crucis, NC. He lives in North Carolina and Austin, Texas.