Thousands Of Essential Workers Are At Risk of Deportation

By Maurizio Guerrero, In These Times. -

Legions of undocumented immigrants in the United States carry letters signed by their employers stating that President Donald Trump's administration considers them essential workers amid the [...]

COVID-19 Sparks A Rebirth Of The Local Farm Movement

By Stephanie Hiller, YES Magazine. -

Family farms in California and across the country have been hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus on their markets. But in the health-conscious Bay Area, where celery was already one of the [...]

A New Model For Community-Owned Farmland

By Agrarian Trust. -

Today Agrarian Trust announces the launch of a transformative new model for community-based farm and ranch ownership and tenure, the Agrarian Commons. After several years of development and [...]

Hundreds Of Apple Workers On Strike In Washington

By David Bacon, Labornotes. -

Last week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses. More than a hundred stopped work on May 7 at [...]

Pandemic Used To Cover For Loosening Crop Poison Regulation

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report. -

The Trump EPA wants to reapprove use of a dangerous herbicide. Trump appointees are hiding behind the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse a herbicide manufacturer from monitoring levels of the poison [...]

How Permaculture Can Build Resilience And Meet Basic Needs

By Marina Martinez, Waging Nonviolence. -

Despite their urgency, coronavirus outbreaks, health crises and failing institutions are just some of the problems our global society is facing today. Billions of people worldwide still lack [...]

The Struggle Against Neoliberalism Intensifies: Saving Our Postal Service And Workers

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The wave of worker, student, and renter strikes is growing into a campaign for a general strike that begins on May 1 and continues at the first of each month from there. The government's response [...]

Groups Urge Mnuchin To Ban Large Agribusinesses From CARES Act Aid

By Friends of the Earth. -

Washington, DC — A coalition of 68 farmer, environmental, and antitrust groups across the country sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today, urging the U.S. Department of the [...]

How Industrial Food Makes Us More Vulnerable To COVID-19

By Kristin Lawless, Organic Consumers Association. -

When I finished working on my book, “Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture,” in 2018 — after 10 years of research and writing — I was [...]

Milk From Wisconsin Farms To Be Given To People In Need

By Sam Brink, WAOW.com. -

The Hunger Task Force is joining forces with several other Wisconsin organizations to help the underfed and the unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic. They are partnering with Dairy [...]

Tree Rings And Weather Data Warn Of Megadrought

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network. -

London – Climate change could be pushing the US west and northern Mexico towards the most severe and most extended period of drought observed in a thousand years of US history, a full-blown [...]

Food Safety Groups Warn Of Looming Zoonotic Pandemic Due To New USDA Rule

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

Food safety advocates warned Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's newly implemented rules for pig slaughter are setting the stage for a potential public health disaster—including the [...]

Five Million Nigerians Oppose Monsanto’s Plans To Introduce GMO Crops

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch. -

Millions of Nigerians are urging the Nigerian government to reject Monsanto’s attempts to introduce genetically modified (GMO) cotton and maize into the country's food and farming [...]

COVID19 Threatens Seasonal Farmworkers At The Heart Of The Food Supply

By Michael Haedicke, The Conversation. -

Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items [...]

COVID-19 And Circuits Of Capital

By Rob Wallace, Alex Liebman, Luis Fernando Chaves and Rodrick Wallace, Monthly Review. -

COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the second severe acute respiratory syndrome virus since 2002, is now officially a pandemic. As of late March, whole cities are sheltered [...]