There Is No Fixing This Industry

By Mike Ferner, Popular Resistance. -

Ohio - My city sits on the western edge of a body of water that has figured large in the nation’s history, Lake Erie. My wife and I are fortunate to live in the part of Toledo where the lake is [...]

How The Meat Industry Is Climate-Washing Its Polluting Business Model

By Caroline Christen, DeSmog Blog. -

In February last year, the head of a leading global meat industry body gave a “pep talk” to his colleagues at an Australian agriculture conference.  “It’s a recurring theme that somehow the [...]

Declaration Of The Counter-Mobilization To Transform Corporate Food Systems

By Via Campesina. -

The only just and sustainable path forward is to immediately halt and transform corporate globalized food systems. The first step on this path is fully recognizing, implementing, and enforcing [...]

Lake Erie Advocates Launch Billboard Against ‘Factory Farms’

By Alexandra Mester, The Blade. -

Digital ads now showing on electronic billboards across Toledo and elsewhere in the state are part of a local campaign taking aim against concentrated animal feeding operations. Mike Ferner, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Something’s Rotten In The Science Of Food

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Leading nutritionist Marion Nestle has spent much of her long illustrious career writing about what we eat and the science of food. The James Beard award-winner and author of the blog Food [...]

The Next Neocolonial Gold Rush?

By Stacy Malkan, US Right to Know. -

Planning documents for the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit shed new light on the agenda behind the controversial food summit that hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are [...]

How ‘Big Ag’ Ate Up America’s Small Farms

By Bedabrata Pain, Times of India. -

The roads were icy and the wind biting cold as we started our 10,000-km journey through the heart of America one January morning. Sristy Agrawal, Rajashik Tarafder — young physicists pursuing [...]

Argentine Vegetable Oil Workers Win Big Raises With Coordinated Strike

By Julia Soul and Ernesto Torres, Labor Notes. -

Argentina’s vegetable oil workers ended 2020 on a high note, with a triumphant 21-day national strike for higher wages. They were pushing to make the minimum wage a living wage, as the [...]

The Largest Strike In Human History

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Radhakrishnan explains why farmers are rising up, how they are organized, and how the neoliberal government of Narendra Modi has responded to the movement. Just one day after this interview, [...]

Farmers’ Parade Takes Center Stage On India’s Republic Day

By People's Dispatch. -

New Delhi, India - January 26, the day India became a Republic, is traditionally celebrated at Rajpath — the road from the India Gate to the President’s residence — in New Delhi. The ceremony [...]

Will The Supreme Court Overrule Farmworker Union Rights?

By David Bacon, Labor Notes. -

Not long before Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit against California’s farmworker access rule in federal court on behalf of two companies—Cedar Point [...]

The Biosecurity Myth That Is Destroying Small Farming

By Lucile Leclair, Counterpunch. -

Chen Yun’s pigs stopped eating, then developed a fever. Within a week, all 10,000 on his farm in Jiangxi, in southeast China, had died of African swine fever (ASF). In 2018-19 the virus affected [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community-Based Farms Rise To The Occasion As Big Food Supply Chains Stall

By Elizabeth Henderson, Independent Media Institute. -

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep craters in the U.S. food supply chain. Dairies that supply milk and food products to restaurants have had the heartbreaking task of dumping millions of [...]

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