Agribusiness Interests Hijack 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

By Anuradha Mittal, In Depth News. -

Oakland, CA -This World Food Day (October 16) amidst the ongoing pandemic and the devastating impact of the climate crisis, a Food Systems Summit is being planned a year from now by the United [...]

Choose Fairtrade: Choose The World You Want

By Fairtrade America. -

Washington — In honor of October as Fair Trade Month, Fairtrade America is launching a national campaign to generate broader awareness for how a simple action, like purchasing a Fairtrade [...]

Sweet (And Sticky) Redemption

By Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen, Scalawag Magazine. -

There is no U.S. agricultural history without the expertise and labor of African people who were enslaved across the South, including the Gullah/Geechee people of the lower Atlantic Coast. But [...]

Nebraska: Working To Break Up Meat Monopolies

By Brianna Baker, Grist. -

While most of us have recently witnessed empty shelves and higher price tags from the aisles of our local supermarkets, 2019 Fixer Graham Christensen has been fighting for solutions to our [...]

The Secret To Farming For The Climate

By Nicholas Carter, A Well Fed World. -

A major change to how we farm is not only necessary, it’s inevitable. The 2019 Climate Change and Land IPCC report described the need to focus on changing land use and current agriculture [...]

Zapatistas Need Solidarity After Coffee Harvest Burned

By Solidarity From Below, ROAR Magazine. -

On August 22, 2020, the ORCAO paramilitary organization looted and burned two Zapatista coffee warehouses in Cuxuljá, Chiapas. This is the latest in an accelerating series of attacks on the [...]

As COVID-19 Surges, Farmworkers Are Paying A High Price

By Evelyn Nieves, Inside Climate News. -

Every day, California farmworkers worry that the pandemic plowing through agricultural hubs will catch them and kill them. They also worry that not working will kill them. The collapse of food [...]

The Gates Foundation’s “Green Revolution” In Africa

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Fourteen years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundations launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with the stated goal of doubling productivity and incomes [...]

Community-Focused Gardening Takes Root In Alaska

By Meghan Sullivan, Indian Country Today. -

Alaska is cold. With temperatures below freezing from October to April, it has some of the longest winters in the country. And the terrain can be challenging: rocky islands with scant soil. [...]

Food Sovereignty Activists See The Pandemic Crisis As Pivotal For Change

By David Bacon, Food First. -

Disaster brings change, however. Many grassroots organizations and movements are trying to seize the moment to propose alternatives, and in some cases, to begin implementing them. Some are [...]

Thousands Of Essential Workers Are At Risk of Deportation

By Maurizio Guerrero, In These Times. -

Legions of undocumented immigrants in the United States carry letters signed by their employers stating that President Donald Trump's administration considers them essential workers amid the [...]

COVID-19 Sparks A Rebirth Of The Local Farm Movement

By Stephanie Hiller, YES Magazine. -

Family farms in California and across the country have been hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus on their markets. But in the health-conscious Bay Area, where celery was already one of the [...]

A New Model For Community-Owned Farmland

By Agrarian Trust. -

Today Agrarian Trust announces the launch of a transformative new model for community-based farm and ranch ownership and tenure, the Agrarian Commons. After several years of development and [...]

Hundreds Of Apple Workers On Strike In Washington

By David Bacon, Labornotes. -

Last week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses. More than a hundred stopped work on May 7 at [...]

Pandemic Used To Cover For Loosening Crop Poison Regulation

By Sarah Okeson, DC Report. -

The Trump EPA wants to reapprove use of a dangerous herbicide. Trump appointees are hiding behind the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse a herbicide manufacturer from monitoring levels of the poison [...]