As government food regulation increases, some see a fundamental violation of their civil liberties.
Dr. Vandana Shiva founded the Research for Science, Technology, and Ecology, (RFSTE) organization, inspired by her earlier involvement with the Chipko movement.
Dr. Vandana Shiva expresses her strong views on hunger in the developing world and the struggle of small farmers in her native India.
Considering the importance of the African continent for future food production, and that roughly 70% of its population are subsistence farmers, this is no idle question. But is the future of this region really dependent upon industrial agriculture methods, or is more organic and sustainable farming practices with emphasis on lower input farming the more […]
November 22, 2010 Calcutta, India As the taste for fast food has increased over the years overseas, so has the waistband. “We never saw so many obese kids and adults before. In fact, obesity used to be associated with the Americans, known to be big eaters. Now we run into obese kids all the time […]
Don’t overlook Malawi! In Seedling Magazine, a recent article about this tiny east African country that faces big battles ahead with how it feeds its people, and whether it can forestall the pressures of “Green Revolution” style assistance from the international community. At stake a nation, how it can reliably feed itself, and to do […]
Raj Patel explains what food sovereignty means, and why people around the world are fighting to have a say in their own food system.
In Raj Patel’s new book, The Value of Nothing, Patel explains what it means to have corporate monopolies that can manipulate both price and supply, coupled to a “free market” philosophy…