Chase Purdy is a New York-based writer who has covered the business and politics of food. He began reporting on food issues in 2014 at Politico in Washington, DC. While there, he covered the development and rollout of the US Dietary Guidelines, a federal nutrition policy document that informs what foods meet eligibility for inclusion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as what can be served on military bases and in the $16 billion federal school meals program. He also covered the meat industry, agricultural lobbying, food safety policy, and the effects of antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
Before tackling the food beat, he worked in Virginia and Florida covering an array of topics that include the criminal justice system, immigration and politics at the state, and local levels. His work has appeared in Quartz, The New York Times, as well as in newspapers across the country.