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In the spotlight
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.
Sustainable Food Systems for Security and Nutrition: The Need for Social Movements
By Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D., Food First
The Spanish translation is attached.
Food Sovereignty Prize to Honor Global Peasant Movements Today at Ceremony Featuring Shirley Sherrod, Martha Redbone, Jen Chapin
Grassroots Groups in Haiti, India, Mali, and Basque Country to be Honored for Combating Hunger Through Economic Justice; Sharp Contrast to World Food Prize Honoring of Monsanto and Syngenta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday October 15, 2013
CONTACT: Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, WhyHunger: 207-475-7542
Christopher Cook, Food First: 415-504-0325; communications [at] foodfirst [dot] org
What: The 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize Awards Ceremony
When: Tuesday October 15th, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
All members of the media are invited to a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley released a new report Tuesday that shows low-wage fast-food jobs cost Americans nearly $7 billion every year. Pay in fast food is so low that more than half of the families of front-line fast food workers need to rely on public assistance programs—that’s more than twice the rate of the workforce overall.
Monsanto and Pioneer must stop selling genetically modified seeds in Mexico
By Professor Devon G. Peña | Seattle, WA | October 11, 2013
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