U.S. Water Policy Still All Wet

U.S. Water Policy Still All Wet

Growing conflicts over who owns water and how to manage it are emerging all over the world. Although debates at the UN and among civil society have moved toward the recognition of water as a basic human right, the United States still lags behind. Washington has...
Food security and the WTO

Food security and the WTO

At a World Social Forum event in 2006, Walden Bello warned that the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was careening down a track to disaster. Civil society needed to insist that negotiators pull back before the Round went off a cliff, the founder of...
Cereal Crimes

Cereal Crimes

Remember when “natural” meant things like blue sky, green grass, and food you could trust to be good for you? No more. Thanks to corporate greed, “natural” foods aren’t necessarily wholesome. Even when applied to granola, the term often...
NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation. As the...

Feeding the World

Come October, Atlas won’t be shrugging, he’ll be groaning as global population passes the 7 billion mark. Until very recently, demographers predicted that these numbers would peak in 2050 at just over 9 billion and then start to decline. The latest...

Are You Ready for a Brave New World of Food?

A Dutch entomologist has seen the future of food, and–surprise!–it’s not where or what you might think it would be. “The Netherlands,” the professor says, “wants to be in the forefront of food.” He’s talking about waaay...
How the Farm Lobby Distorts U.S. Foreign Policy

How the Farm Lobby Distorts U.S. Foreign Policy

Thanks to the hard work of the U.S. Farm Lobby, America’s love of cheap food has stretched more than an engorged waistline. It now stretches the limits of American foreign policy. Over the past century, the Farm Lobby’s influence on the U.S. government has...
Food Sovereignty and Land Grabs In Africa

Food Sovereignty and Land Grabs In Africa

Making food available for all without damaging the environment is one of the most important global challenges for the 21st century. Using scarce land to grow fuel for cars leaves communities at risk and puts the planet in peril. Please join us for this panel...

Gie Her a Haggis! (Vintage Recipes for the Holiday)

“Her” being Scotland. Labor Day doesn’t have to be about barbecues. Stand out from the crowd and trot this mouth-watering dish out for your Labor Day guests. Just make sure that your haggis bag is perfectly clean! Haggis Clean a sheep’s pluck...
Pass Christian’s Last Crawfish Boil

Pass Christian’s Last Crawfish Boil

Hurricane season has officially begun again for the battered Gulf Coast communities. The first big tempest of the season, Hurricane Alex, caused coastal evacuations and sent clean-up boats and oil skimmers home to safe harbors this week. While Alex veered west of the...

Safe Food, from Soil to Plate

E. coli-laden romaine lettuce recently sickened dozens of Americans in five states, as a food-related listeria outbreak killed at least two Texans. These were just the latest in a string of similar incidents. An endless deluge of foodborne illness outbreaks demands...

Global Perspectives on Genetically Engineered Foods

An upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case will review the Center for Food Safety’s groundbreaking legal victory banning the sale and planting of Monsanto’s GE alfalfa. Andrew Kimbrell and Dr. Vandana Shiva will discuss the sucessful campaign that led to...

We are What We Eat

Matt Holland with True Majority and USAction writes, “That morsel at the end of your fork isn’t just food. It’s the product of fossil fuels, industrialized agriculture and chemical herbicides–all of which are destroying our environment and...