The Incalculable Cost Of Cheap Chicken

By Tina Vasquez, Scalawag. -

The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of chicken meat annually—or 8 billion chickens a year, nationwide. It should come as no surprise then that as the pandemic unfurled across the [...]

A French McDonald’s Is Now A Food Bank After Staff Resisted Shutdown

By Sarah Jackson, Business Insider. -

At one McDonald's in Marseille, France, everyone eats for free. Locals don't pay a dime — or euro — for food there because the location is now a food bank. The restaurant originally opened [...]

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 [...]

UN Food Systems Summit: Here Is Why We Are Boycotting It

By Elizabeth Mpfou and Edgardo Garcia, La Via Campesina. -

Yet, the organised peasant and indigenous movements from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas that collectively represent most of the world’s small-scale food producers have called for a total [...]

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 [...]

Weaponizing Science In Global Food Policy

By Maywa Montenegro, Matthew Canfield, and Alastair Iles, Inter Press Service. -

Santa Cruz, CA - In July, the United Nations will convene “Science Days”, a high-profile event in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Over the course of two days, the [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Has Silicon Valley Done To Our Food?

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have started to become household names, producing meat substitutes that taste as close to meat as their scientists have been able to engineer. [...]

How corporations buy and sell food made with prison labor

By H. Claire Brown, The Counter -

In 2011, Leprino Foods, the $3 billion company that supplies all the mozzarella to Papa John’s, Pizza Hut, and Domino’s pizza chains, lost its buffalo milk supplier in India. Water buffalo [...]

Soaring Prices Push US Households To The Edge

By Andre Damon, WSWS. -

Surging prices for necessities like used cars, phones, and housing have caused the biggest jump in “core” consumer prices in nearly four decades, according to new figures released Wednesday by [...]

How We Can Place The Wellbeing Economy At The Heart Of Our Cities

By Nadine Maarhuis, Sustainable Urban Delta. -

Once upon a time, the growth of a country’s Gross Domestic Product would actually lead to social progress. In the first few decades after the Second World War, growth was invested in collective [...]

Big Banks Make A Dangerous Bet On The World’s Growing Demand For Food

By Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News. -

As global banking giants and investment firms vow to divest from polluting energy companies, they’re continuing to bankroll another major driver of the climate crisis: food and farming [...]

Capitalist Economies Overproduce Food

By Robert R. Raymond, Truthout. -

The unprecedented pandemic, and the recession it has caused, has led to a sharp increase in food insecurity in the United States. The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough food to go around, but [...]

Add Atmospheric Drying To Climate Change Toll

By Max Martin, Toronto Star. -

Drier air brought on by climate change could put a dent in crop yields, triggering smaller and slower-growing plants, a new study says. “Globally, the atmosphere is drying as the climate warms [...]

‘This Is Hell’: UN Food Chief Visits Yemen

By Dave DeCamp, AntiWar.com. -

The head of the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) visited Yemen and described the conditions he saw in the country to reporters as “hell.” His visit comes as the UN is warning 400,000 Yemeni children [...]