Haedicke's research focuses on food systems, labor issues, and environmental sustainability. Overarching themes in Haedicke's writings include the tensions between alternative and mainstream agriculture, the experiences of farmworkers and other vulnerable laborers in food systems, and the challenges of climate change adaptation. In addition to teaching and scholarly writing, Haedicke has published articles on The Conversation, an online news source, and serves as and expert resource for journalists and advocacy groups.
In the News
Describes some of the complexities of solid waste management in rural areas - and the bind managers get into when materials they are trying to recover are contaminated.
Traces the history of the U.S. organic foods sector. Examines ongoing tensions between the goals of market growth and food system transformation.
Traces the history of coastal restoration and climate adaptation policy in Louisiana, examining the organization and role of political advocacy coalitions.
Discusses the differences between labor union activism and consumer-based campaigns as strategies for securing benefits for workers in the U.S. meatpacking industry
Examines the historical experiences of natural foods co-op stores, which are countercultural organizations that face increasing market pressure as a result of the mainstreaming of organic and natural foods.