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Karen Pinchin

I write features, briefs, and longform stories about food, culture, and food systems for a diverse range of magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States, including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, National Geographic, Maclean's Magazine and Modern Farmer. Most recently I was an acquiring editor of non-fiction at Goose Lane Editions, Canada's oldest independent publishing house, and the local food columnist on CBC Radio Information Morning in Fredericton.

In past lives I edited for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and Maclean's Magazine's higher education platform OnCampus, and in 2012 I founded and managed a stellar community-based editorial team for the now-defunct OpenFile Vancouver. I've studied journalism at Carleton University, French as a second language at Université Laval, international affairs at Bard College, and graduated with a professional culinary diploma from Northwest Culinary Academy in 2012.

In 2017, I received an Access Copyright Marian Hebb Research Grant that supported the travel, research, and reporting for a piece of longform journalism that ran April 2018 in Report on Business.

I'm from Toronto but please don't hold that against me.





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