This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments.

• Barry Estabrook’s Politics of the Plate blog: Smart, thoughtful, and often witty takes on a range of food matters, but with an emphasis on labor issues and farmworker rights.

• Marion Nestle’s Food Politics blog: Sharp insta-punditry from the person who knows food politics and policy better than anyone.

• Tom Philpott’s Food for Thought blog at Mother Jones: This former Grist blogger delivers thoughtful advocacy and analysis bolstered by actual reporting.

Food Safety News: Comprehensive coverage of a subject that is easily and often overhyped.

Civil Eats: Group blog with an activist lens on the world of sustainable agriculture.

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Brent Cunningham is CJR’s managing editor.