Black Farmers Are Embracing Climate-Resilient Farming

By Leah Penniman, Civil Eats. -

Chief Zogli looked weary as he scratched a notch in his doorpost to record the weather. “Still no rain,” he says with resignation. The chickens pecked lazily in the dust and the goats foraged for [...]

‘Frontline Farmers’: Highlights From 50 Years Of Agrarian Activism

By Lois Ross, Rabble.ca -

Depending on the reader's knowledge of agrarian activism in Canada, Frontline Farmers is either an insightful reminder of various campaigns and struggles, or an excellent introduction to [...]

Fast Food Nations And Global Nutrition

By Colin Todhunter, Dissident Voice. -

Daniel Maingi works with small farmers in Kenya and belongs to the organisation Growth Partners for Africa. He remembers a time when his family would grow and eat a diversity of crops, such as [...]

Three Steps For Building A Million-Person Food Citizen Force

By Anthony Flaccavento, Organic Consumers Association. -

Americans cherish the “family farm.” Most are also happy to be able to buy local foods at farmers markets, grocers or their favorite restaurants. In the marketplace, consumers are sending the [...]

Cuba’s Urban Farming Shows Way To Avoid Hunger

By Paul Brown, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON, 11 November, 2019 − When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago [...]

Monte Carmelo Celebrates 14th Peasant Seed Festival

By Katrina Kozarek, Venezuelanalysis. -

On October 29, the rural village of Monte Carmelo, located in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco in Lara State, celebrated its 14th consecutive Peasant Seed Festival. According to Juan Ramón [...]

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 [...]