Is A Program To Foster Sustainable Farming Leaving Out Small-Scale Growers Of Color?

By Anne Marshall-Chalmers, Inside Climate News. -

Even when there are funds available, the soils program can be difficult for farmers who grow many crops, as well as immigrant farmers who may not speak English fluently, to access or make use of. [...]

Fifteen Things Biodiversity Protectors Are Watching Out For In 2022

By Mary Hoff, Truthout. -

It’s no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting fast. In 2020 alone, scientists declared more than 100 species to be extinct. And that’s bad news not only for the creatures [...]

Indian Farmers Defend The Rights Of Farmers Everywhere

By Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

On November 19, 2021, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said, “[W]e have decided to repeal all three agricultural laws.” The prime minister was referring to the three agriculture laws that [...]

Food Sovereignty, A Manifesto For The Future Of Our Planet

It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life and all the [...]

Women Hold Up More Than Half The Sky

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

The farmers’ protests, which began in October 2020, are a sign of the clarity with which farmers have reacted to the agrarian crisis and to the three laws that will only deepen the crisis. No [...]

2021 Climate Disasters Raise Alarm Over Food Security

By Sue Branford and Glenn Scherer, Mongabay. -

In July, A Video Went Viral On Social Media In Argentina Showing People Walking Across What Looks Like A Desert. But It Isn’t A Desert. This Is The Bed Of The Paraná River, Part Of The [...]

The Buried Documents That Linked The Infamous Cult To The CIA

By Elizabeth Vos, Mintpress News. -

Washington - Concerning the Finders cult — the elusive Washington, D.C.-based outfit whose antics and ties we began examining in Part 1 of this series — one set of documents in particular held [...]

Portraits Of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers

By Leonard Smith, Jr., Scalawag Magazine. -

Texas is home to more Black farmers than any state. The USDA's Census of Agriculture estimated in 2017 that of the 3.4 million farmers in the United States, roughly 48,000 are Black, and nearly a [...]

There Are So Many Lessons To Learn From Kerala

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Indian farmers and agricultural workers have crossed the hundred-day mark of their protest against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They will not withdraw until the government [...]

‘Poor Rich Haiti’

By Lautaro Rivara, People's Dispatch. -

Haiti’s borders are curious. The small country is bordered to the east by the Dominican Republic, dividing in two the territory of the island of Hispaniola. To the west it borders the Caribbean [...]

Given Recent Innovations, Maybe We Don’t Need To Eat Or Use Animals At All

By Matt Johnson, DesMoines Register. -

I’m currently facing a felony prosecution in Wright County after exposing Iowa Select Farms killing thousands of pigs via “ventilation shutdown," which involves shutting down a building’s vents [...]

Mexico To Ban Glyphosate, GM Corn

By Timothy A. Wise, Inter Press Service. -

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically [...]

Biden Chooses Tom “Mr. Monsanto” Vilsack As Agriculture Secretary

By Madeline Knight, Left Voice. -

After weeks of rumors, President-elect Joe Biden confirmed last week that he has picked Tom Vilsack as his secretary of agriculture. Vilsack previously held the position under the Obama [...]

India’s Farmer Revolt

By Subin Dennis, Tribune Magazine. -

The farmers’ struggle taking place now on the borders of Delhi and its neighbouring states is one of the most important mass agitations that India has seen in its three decades of neoliberal [...]