The History Of Industrial Agriculture And Its Impact

By Heather Gray, Justice Initiative International. -

Rashid wisely begins by sharing the history of the west’s conceptualization of “the way that we think about ourselves and our relation to the material world that exists around us.” He notes that [...]

Enabavi Banishes Chemicals For Rich Organic Rewards

By Chithra Ajith, -

There was a time when Enabavi was just another impoverished village in the arid plains of Warangal in Telengana, full of frustrated farmers, some of whom committed suicide to escape indebtedness [...]

Saving The Ecosystem With Wild Backyards

By Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun, -

This week on Love (and Revolution) Radio, Sherri Mitchell and Rivera Sun speak with citizen scientist and master gardener Adrian Fisher about reconciliation ecology and how her neighborhood [...]

America’s Farmers Killing Themselves In Record Numbers

By Debbie Weingarten, -

Rosmann, an Iowa farmer, is a psychologist and one of the nation’s leading farmer behavioral health experts. He often answers phone calls from those in crisis. And for 40 years, he has worked to [...]

Food Should Be A Commons, Not Capitalism

By Claire Luchette, -

No consumer, farmer, or activist participates in the food system without also participating in capitalism. To Eric Holt-Giménez, the director of Food First, this is a basic truth that’s too often [...]

Boycott Driscoll’s This Week In Support Of Workers

By the Boycott Driscolls Campaign, -

From the Boycott Driscolls Campaign. The 80,000 farmworkers in San Quintin, Baja California (Mexico), who are fighting for a collective-bargaining agreement with BerryMex, the Mexican subsidiary [...]

With Roundup On Rocks, Monsanto’s Dangerous New Plan

By Whitney Webb, -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - So far, this year has not been very kind to Monsanto. First, collusion between Monsanto and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was revealed, whereby [...]

Chocolate Barons Devastate National Parks In West Africa

By Davis Harper, -

By Davis Harper for Eco Watch - For several years, chocolate barons have devastated forests to make room to plant cocoa, a crop that naturally grows in shade. Now, a report from Mighty Earth—a [...]

New Groundbreaking Research Shows Glyphosate Persists In Soil

By Staff, -

By Staff of Sustainable Pulse - In contrast to what its manufactures purport, glyphosate persists in soils affecting not only soil fertility and crop quality, but also human and environmental [...]

Community Market Stand Small Part Of Patching Big Hole

By Staff, -

By Staff for Capitol Hill Seattle Blog - When the Central District Red Apple closed this month as Vulcan readies plans to redevelop the store’s corner of 23rd and Jackson, residents of the CD [...]

Rajasthan Farmers Sit Neck-Deep to Protest Land Deal

By Saif Khalid, -

By Saif Khalid for Al Jazeera. Hundreds of farmers in the state of Rajasthan, India, have been protesting against the government's plan to acquire their land, with scores of them digging up holes [...]

Canceling NAFTA Could Be The Best Way Forward

By Lois Ross, -

By Lois Ross for Rabble. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you called the bully's bluff? As Liberal members of Parliament return to their seats in the House of Commons, they need to [...]

Harvest Like Our Ancestors: The Resistance Is Fertile

By Ruth Hopkins, -

By Ruth Hopkins for Indian Country Today - It’s time for the harvest. Traditionally, the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) are hunter gatherers. For generations, our children have gotten excited [...]

A New Generation Of Small Farmers Is Emerging In Atlanta

By K. Rashid Nuri, -

By K. Rashid Nuri for The Huffington Post - A political democracy is worthless without an economic democracy. What we have in America, with its 1-10 percent minority in control of 95 percent of [...]

Top Scientist: Widespread Pesticide Use Is Not Safe

By Damian Carrington, -

By Damian Carrington for The Guardian - The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief [...]