- July 28, 2011
The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat features article “Getting Main Street to Call the Shots”Visit the publisher's website • See the article
- June 2, 2011
National Public RadioVisit the publisher's website
John Cavanagh directs the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.
(Cavanagh) "I think that 10 years from now, many of you will look back and say this was the beginning of a great, transformative movement that's changed our lives."<
(Keese) Cavanagh describes a perfect storm of collapsing systems - the old Wall Street economy in the crash of 2008, a relatively stable environment, disrupted by global climate change.
Cavanagh says the industrial style of farming is also collapsing, along with its reliance on chemical fertilizers and long-distance shipping.
(Cavanagh) "We've had 150 years of food being transformed from something that's grown in a healthy way to an explosion of chemical agriculture that is killing our soils and our rivers and an explosion of obesity, diabetes and heart and other diseases."
- May 25, 2011
The NationVisit the publisher's website
John Cavanagh, on leave as director of IPS, and his wife, Robin Broad, a professor of international development at American University, emphasize the importance to developing nations of communities that provide economic, social and environmental “rootedness” in an “age of vulnerability.