More than half of the nation’s worst-paid jobs are related to food. Saru Jayaraman’s new book dives into the explosive movement for better rights for those who plant, process, and cook the food we eat.
U.S. security agencies are increasingly interested in the potential for conflict over water. But Washington continues to fundamentally misunderstand the root of the problem.
The WTO should stop insisting on an out-of-date trade agenda. It should get back on track — or get out of the way — to support fresh approaches that bolster local food systems.
Your family’s “natural” granola may contain toxic chemicals and sewage sludge.
Free trade has starved Mexico and stuffed transnational corporations.
With evermore mouths to feed, how will we be able to coax more food out of our exhausted soil?
Despite the “yuck” factor, many bugs pack a protein punch that’s healthier than steak and far lighter on the environment.
Getting around sanctions is only one of many ways that the Farm Lobby has undercut U.S. foreign policy.
Let them eat pie in the sky.
Making food available for all without damaging the environment is one of the most important global challenges for the 21st century. The use of agricultural products in industrialized countries to make biofuels put at risk global food security. Land degradation, natural disasters related to climate change, declining water and energy resources are likely to have a negative impact on world food security.
Labor Day doesn’t have to be about barbecues.
After witnessing the devastating effects of the BP oil disaster, Gulf Coast residents worry that ghost towns will follow hurricanes this year.
An endless deluge of foodborne illness outbreaks demands the reevaluation of our food system.
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 genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa. Andrew Kimbrell and Dr. Vandana Shiva will discuss the sucessful campaign that led to India’s recent moratorium on Bt. Brinjal, a genetically engineered breed of eggplant.
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