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Name Karen Coates
Title Journalist, author, media trainer
Bosque Farms, NM 87042 USA
Phone (505) 515-8108
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Website http://www.karencoates.com
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About Me I've spent a dozen years covering food, environment, health and social issues across Asia, frequently working with my husband, photojournalist and SEJ member Jerry Redfern. I contribute to publications around the world, and I write a Food Culture column for The Faster Times. I was Gourmet's Asia correspondent until the magazine died in 2009. Jerry and I lived for four years in northern Thailand and Cambodia before that. In 2007, we bought a house in New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley, on a fertile half-acre of land we're trying to fill with edible plants. That's half the year. The other half we spend working abroad, although I took a hiatus during the 2010-11 academic year as a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado. I'm creating a global online forum and website on the future of food, called AppetiteEARTH. I'm author of Cambodia Now: Life in the Wake of War (McFarland, 2005) and co-author of Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo Across the World's Largest Ocean (Nebraska, 2008). Jerry and I have two books forthcoming from ThingsAsian Press: This Way More Better: Photos and Stories from Asia; and Eternal Harvest: the Legacy of American Bombs in Laos. The latter is an investigation of the ordnance that continues to kill Laotians nearly 40 years after the U.S. bombing raids ended. I'm also author of the food blog Rambling Spoon.