Editor's note: Today food editor Laura Shunk says farewell to the Village Voice and New York. She's leaving us to undertake a year-long appointment as a Henry Luce Fellow.
Each year the Luce Scholarship Program awards up to eighteen fellowships, choosing from a pool of nominations submitted by 75 participating colleges and universities. The fellowships provide a stipend, language training, and individualized placement in Asia to young leaders whose main unifying characteristic is a total lack of experience in Asian studies.
Next month Shunk will move to Beijing, China, where she will work with one of the few organic farmers' markets in that vast country. Her task: to begin to understand the nascent realm of sustainable agriculture in China.More »