Karen Coates

Karen Coates, a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, covers food, environment, health and human rights. She also writes the food blog, Rambling Spoon.

Pasture blazed: How more wildfires could result in less grass-fed meat

As the charbroiled western states cool down for the winter, ranchers are bracing themselves for year-round fire risk. Here's what that means for the meat on our plates.