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By Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director, Food First
November 21, 2013
November 5, 2013
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How many times have we heard it?
"Organic food is great for those who can afford it, but not an option for most of us."
By Eric Holt-Giménez
For the first time in recorded history the next generation is expected to die younger than their parents due to malnutrition and diet-related disease. This is because some will not get enough food to eat. Others will have no choice but to eat cheap, processed food. Both are victims of a global food system that serves monopoly profit rather than people.
By Ashley Pinkerton
By Eric Holt-Giménez, October 11, 2013, Huffington Post
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Court rules in favor of farmworkers - Sakuma Berry Farms must remove security from farmworkers' housing area
By Rosalinda Guillen, Executive Director of Community to Community, member of the Food First Board of Trustees
Today Familias Unidas por la Justicia and individual plaintiff Felimon Pineda won a significant court victory when Skagit County Superior Court Judge John M. Meyer ordered Sakuma Brothers Berry Farms to remove security guards from their housing.
By Miguel Urioste F. de C.*
This article is an excerpt from Food First's Land & Sovereignty Series. Click here to download the full report.
By Jean Pierre Bitchoka
By Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas
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Food needs can be met with a new vision for agriculture and science, say Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas.
In mainstream policy and corporate thinking, scientific knowledge and global markets are considered key for food security. This has resulted in the industrialisation and laboratory research-led intensification of agricultural systems, inputs and food-supply chains.
By Eric Holt-Giménez
Over twenty years ago, over a cup of very strong, sweet and freshly roasted coffee, a wizened campesino farmer from Nicaragua tried to explain his theory of social change to me.
“Our movement is the change,” he said.
I countered that the movement was a means to change, and pushed him to give me his vision of the change the movement was fighting for. He shook his head impatiently, “No, no!” he insisted, “You don’t get it!”