How Filipino Migrants Gave The Grape Strike Its Radical Politics

By David Bacon, Dollarsandsense.org -

The great Delano grape strike started on September 8, 1965, when Filipino pickers stayed in their labor camps, and refused to go into the fields. Mexican workers joined them two weeks later. The [...]

SNAP Threatened In House Farm Bill

By Bread.org. -

The farm bill is finally making its way through the legislative process. The House Agriculture Committee last month passed H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the farm bill), on a [...]

How Agro-Chemical Giant Monsanto Been Destroying Environment, Human Lives For Decades

By Manmeet Sahni, Telesurtv.net -

In 1995, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, listed Monsanto among the top 5 lethal corporations dumping toxic waste, as it was recorded dumping nearly 37 million tons of [...]

Monsanto Loses Right To Patent Seeds

By Sandhya Jain, Dailypioneer.com  -

Opponents of genetically modified crops received a boost when the Delhi High Court upheld the Indian Patent Act, which states that seeds and life forms cannot be patented, and the Protection of [...]

Farming For The Health Of People And The Planet

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

Our current food system has a large negative impact on the climate crisis and our health. Factory farms produce large amounts of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), pollute the land, air and water and [...]

Plans Take Shape for a Regeneration Midwest Alliance

By Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Regeneration International -

Last month, Regeneration International and our partner organizations hosted a meeting at the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to gauge interest in forming a 12-state [...]

Movements Of Millions Say No To Gene Drives

By ETC Group, ETCGroup.org. -

The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of gene drives, the controversial genetic [...]

Agriculture And Autonomy In The Middle East

By Sean Keller, Localfutures.org -

In Rojava, a region in Syria also known as North Kurdistan, a groundbreaking experiment in communal living, social justice, and ecological vitality is taking place. Devastated by civil war, Syria [...]

Degeneration Nation 2018: The Darkest Hour

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

Welcome to Degeneration Nation 2018. The frightening truth is that our “profit-at-any-cost” economy and global empire, run by and for the one percent and multi-national corporations, aided and [...]

At Berlin March, Tens Of Thousands Demand End To Industrial Agriculture

By Andrea Germanos, CommonDreams.org -

Tens of thousands of people—and more than 100 tractors—swarmed the streets of Berlin this weekend to demand a food system transformation nourished by political policies that foster ecological [...]

France Abandons Airport After Decade Of Squatting Protest

By Kim Willsher, The Guardian -

The French government has abandoned plans for a new €580m (£513m) airport in western France, a sensitive decision that past governments had shirked for decades, but announced campaigners who have [...]

World Food Prize Should Become Voice Of Regenerative Agriculture

By Sharon Donavan, DesMoines Register. -

In 2017, the WFP awarded its $250,000 prize to Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the head of the African Development Bank, who was quoted as saying his mission is to bring industrial agriculture to all of [...]

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, villagesquare.in -

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, www.occupyradio.com -

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 [...]