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In 1992 Food First Books published the now out of print book, Trading Freedom: How Free Trade Affects Our Lives, Work, and Environment, by John Cavanagh, John Gershman, Karen Baker, and Gretchen Helmke. This was followed in 1994 by the Food First book, Basta! Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas, by George Collier with Elizabeth Lowery Quaratiello which is now in its third edition.
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By Joe Wilson reporting from Harare, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2013
The first Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Festival took place in Harare on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Farmers groups from around the country, NGOs, Government ministries, and small businesses all had stands displaying a variety of traditional and organic foods. The rain held off and we had a cool, cloudy day which saw many traditional food enthusiasts come flocking to the Botanic Gardens where the festival took place.
By Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director, Food First
December 17, 2013
Birds, bees and butterflies know no borders. What we spray on plants here in the U.S. affects the survival of bees and bee pollination in Mexico as well as in the US. One third of all the food we eat requires pollination by a bee, bird, butterfly or bat. And increasingly more of the food Americans eat is grown in Mexico.
Here are five things you can do to help preserve our honey bees, wild bees, and butterflies.
Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 4 - Land Conflicts in Argentina: From resistance to systemic transformation
by Zoe Brent, Food First fellow
Argentina promoted the expansion of mining and soy to fuel its ailing economy in the wake of its 2001 crisis. Peasant movements are resisting this assault on their lands and fighting to transform the system.
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