Christopher D. Cook
Author, award-winning journalist, consultant
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"I have worked with hundreds of journalists, and Chris is quite simply one of the very best…. He has a keen sense of how economics and politics interact to shape the world we live in."
- Eric Bates, Rolling Stone 

  • Crisp, engaging copy writing
  • Probing and thorough research 
  • Meticulous editing 
  • Intensive writing coach & tutoring

Christopher D. Cook is an author and award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Harper's, The Economist, Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor, and other national publications. He is the author of the acclaimed 2004 book, Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis (New Press), now available in paperback.

Getting your voice heard: Christopher provides a range of consultancy services to individuals and institutions: research reports, manuscript and publication editing, copy writing, grant writing, and tutoring/writing coach services. 

Christopher Cook has
extensive public speaking and radio/TV experience, particularly on issues relating to food policy, the Farm Bill, agribusiness, labor, and the environment. Contact him to discuss campus visits, interviews, or conference speeches and guest lectures.

Award-Winning Journalist

Christopher Cook's articles have garnered national honors, including a 1998 Aronson Award, 2000 Project Censored Award, finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and two-time finalist for a Livingston Award.

He writes frequently for national magazines and newspapers.





First published in 2004, Christopher Cook's Diet for a Dead Planet was widely acclaimed by both mainstream and alternative media. Jim Hightower called it "a powerful and provocative indictment of the food industry."

(Now available in paperback from the New Press)

"stands in the classic American tradition of muckraking journalism...packed with information consumers need and policymakers should be acting on."
- The San Diego Union-Tribune

"A blistering polemic that details why American agriculture should be weaned from multi-billion dollar government subsidies that undermine Third World farmers, leaving them impoverished while Americans grow obese."  
                                    - The Baltimore Sun

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