J.B. MacKinnon is an independent magazine journalist and writer. He is the author of Dead Man in Paradise (Douglas & McIntyre, 2005), which won Canada’s highest award for literary nonfiction. He is also coauthor of The 100-Mile Diet (Random House, 2007, with Alisa Smith), a bestseller that is widely credited as a catalyst of the local foods movment, and I Live Here (Pantheon, 2008, written with Mia Kirshner, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons), a unique “paper documentary” about displaced people.
J.B.'s Connection to BC: Born is Sheffield, England, but raised in Kamloops, B.C., J.B. loves this province. (He has been down nearly every highway and a lot of the dirt roads, too.)
Reporting Beat: Environment, food.
Website: J.B. MacKinnon
Stories by J.B. MacKinnon
Ten responses to the trolls at #BurnabyMountain.
'White Rock 13' arrestee Lynne Quarmby on why she chose civil disobedience, and why she thinks you should, too. A preview of Friday's public event.
A 17-point exhortation to local food consciousness, from the authors of 'The 100-Mile Diet.'
We asked for your BC food history tips, and received a horn of plenty.
Hand-picked entries from 100-Mile Diet blog.
'Food mile' foibles. And eating beluga whales.
Devoted Powell River shrinks the 100-Mile Diet to fit its isolation.
In search of a happy ending for our local eating sojourn.
No, we're not gaining weight. We're gaining allies.
Stalking barley and wheat, some of it 9,000 years old.
Friends in Vernon take to heart the ideals of local feasting.
The 100-Mile dieters stock up, and wish for a legion of grandmas.
The 100-Milers pursue guilt-free fish for the winter stockpile.
Wish you were here.
Charging the true cost of "food miles" could change the way people eat. Fourth in a series
Why not try a 100-Mile Meal? Third in a series.
For a truly sustainable breakfast, which comes first? The tofu or the egg?
Eating a truly local diet for a year poses some tricky questions. First in a series.