Posts Categorized: Food Justice

Black farmers say boycott Monsanto

Black farmers call for boycott of Monsanto: The National Association of Black Farmers has asked its 60,000 members to boycott Monsanto products. The action is in protest of Monsanto’s $1.5 billion bid to acquire Delta & Pine Land Company. Dr….

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Farmers Driven to Suicide

Caption: Burning GMO Cotton in India In January 10, Jamuna Ramdas Ade decided she couldn’t take it any more. The cotton farmer from the Indian state of Maharashtra was so deep in debt that she swallowed a mouthful of monocrotophos,…

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Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Agriculture

This is an interview about globalization and agriculture with Miguel Altieri, Ph.D., a Chilean pioneer in developing the concept and best practices of agroecology. The interview is by Arty Mangan. AM: You do a lot of work in Latin America…

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Does local food cost more?

People often say farmers market food is too expensive. The authors of Eat Local Challenge are intent on debunding this myth with their Penny-Wise Eat Local Challenge, launched last week. The challenge is to eat on a budget based on…

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Greed (the book; a review by R. Michael Winters)

People panic. Yes. After I do a workshop on our food system and the increasing consolidation of agriculture by a small number of giant companies, people realize how deeply rooted the problem is in our institutions and politics, and they…

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