Holistic Land Management – Only A Movement Can Prevent Desertification

By Busani Bafana, IPS News. -

According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the scourge of desertification is costing the global economy up to 15 trillion dollars annually, making it urgent to [...]

Save The Amazon – Boycott Brazilian Food

By Beyond Pesticides. -

Brazil's environment is under siege, as President Jair Bolsonaro has approved hundreds of new toxic pesticides this year and gutted watchdog environment agencies. Among the many dreadful results, [...]

Toledo Passed A “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” To Protect Its Water

By Mari Margil and Ryan Dickinson, In These Times. -

For three days in 2014, the people of Toledo, Ohio, couldn’t drink the water. A massive blue-green algae bloom producing a toxin known as microcystin was poisoning Lake Erie, the city's primary [...]

‘Fridays For Future’ Movement Takes To Swiss Streets

Thousands of environmental activists from 38 European countries brought their “Fridays for Future” movement to the Swiss city of Lausanne, calling for swift action from politicians and [...]

Herbicide Warfare Against Gaza Farmers

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Portside.org -

Israel’s military propagandists are at it again. A video recently tweeted by COGAT, the bureaucratic arm of Israel’s military occupation, celebrates its efforts to teach Palestinian farmers in [...]

Iowa Crops Look Like Food — But No One’s Eating

By Mark Bittman, Portside.org -

Iowa is unrecognizable from centuries ago, when Europeans took the land for themselves. What were prairie and wetlands are now neatly partitioned grids of intensely cultivated land: the model for [...]

The Green New Deal Must Transform Agriculture & Food Systems To Combat Climate Crisis

By The Center for Food Safety -

Eight environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy organizations delivered a petition—signed by more than 100,000 people—to Congress. The petition champions solutions to [...]

Co-Operative Farms: Past, Present, And Future

Aasa Marshall, Cooperativesfirst.com -

Agriculture’s not an easy industry to break into. Start-up costs can be insurmountable; the cost of land alone puts farming out of reach for those who aren’t already in the sector. Most people [...]

100 Years: The Bank Of North Dakota Story (Part I)

By the Bank of North Dakota. -

The credit system of the United States and the northern plains was not structured to meet the needs of North Dakota farmers in 1915. National banks could not lend money on farm mortgages. State [...]

We Have The Money To Fix Our Food System

By Brian Wakamo, Otherwords.org -

Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn’t have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, [...]

Unfair Food Pricing Is Killing Family Farms And Regenerative Farming

By Elizabeth Henderson, Truthout.org -

In February, a dairy farmer friend sent me a note confiding that a few farmers she knows are living on cereal until their milk checks arrive. Yet, the recently released census of agriculture [...]

10 Ways Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

By Brie Mazurek, Cuesa.org -

As the largest agricultural producer in the U.S., California is on the frontlines of the fight against climate change. Our state also feels the impacts of climate change acutely through increased [...]

Taking Farmers For A Ride

By Ben Lilliston, Commondreams.org -

Over the last year, President Trump has taken farmers on a roller coaster ride that’s finally gone off the rails. Escalating trade fights have kicked farmers, already mired in a five-year slump, [...]

French Court Finds Monsanto Guilty Of Chemical Poisoning

By Eat Local Grown. -

In appeals court in Lyon, France has upheld a 2012 ruling against Monsanto, in which the agribusiness giant was found guilty of the chemical poisoning a farmer named Paul François. The grain [...]

Farmers In Midwest Face Decades Of Recovery As Flooding Strips Away Crucial Soil

By Brian Kahn, Earther -

The Midwest floods continue to be a slow-moving disaster. Towns, farms, and infrastructure are still underwater in Nebraska, and water will take months to work through the vast network of rivers, [...]