By Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First
Huffington Post Blog, May 8, 2012
"Here, we are learning democracy through farming... by taking back a public good that our public university wants to privatize," said a volunteer at the information booth for "Occupy the Farm," the current protest at the University of California's five-acre Gill Tract research station.
Editorial by Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food
First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
In Farming Matters, formerly known as LEISA Magazine, small-scale agriculture for a sustainable society, 12, 2011 - 39
A day doesn’t go by that the present food crisis – in which
nearly a billion people are going hungry – is used as proof
of the food scarcity plaguing the planet. There is scarcity
– but not of food. The world produces enough food. People are
going hungry today because they can’t afford food, especially
October 26, 2011 Huffington Post Blog
By Vishrut Arya and Eric Holt-Giménez
A day doesn't go by that the media, industry or even many scientists don't repeat the eternal mantra: "The world must increase food production by 70% by 2050 or there will be mass starvation." The present food crisis -- in which nearly a billion people are going hungry -- is used as proof of the food scarcity plaguing the planet.
There is scarcity -- but not of food.
Eric Holt-Giménez and Tanya Kerssen
In the past few weeks, the U.S. Food Movement has made its presence felt in Occupy Wall Street. Voices from food justice organizations across the country are connecting the dots between hunger, diet-related diseases and the unchecked power of Wall Street investors and corporations. See Tom Philppot's excellent article in Mother Jones.
By Eric Holt-Giménez and Annie Shattuck
Walmart recently created a firestorm of controversy within the 'Good Food Movement' when it donated $1.2 million to Milwaukee-based Growing Power, a national leader in the struggle to get good healthy food to low-income communities. Some food activists have criticized Growing Power for taking the money, saying the donation is a thinly veiled attempt to buy goodwill. Others assert Growing Power deserves the money -- and indeed should have received even more from Walmart.
By Food First Fellow, Raj Patel
The Nation, October 3, 2011
Editor's Note: This piece is one in a series of replies to Frances Moore Lappé’s essay on the food movement today.
Dear Editors, New York Times
By Eric Holt-Giménez
May 16, 2011, Counterpunch
By TANYA KERSSEN
Tear gas and rubber bullets were flying last Friday in the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Nearly two years after the overthrow of the country’s democratically elected president, the new regime was knocking elbows with diplomats and billionaires at a widely publicized business convention unironically called (with no Spanish translation) “Honduras is Open for Business.” What Hondurans saw was their country being sold to the highest bidder.
By Eric Holt-Giménez, March 2, 2011
Monsanto has an interesting clause in its seed contract. The Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement has a waiver that shifts all liability from any incidental, direct, indirect consequences from its seeds from the company to the farmer.
Apparently, Monsanto is so sure that their seeds are problem-free that they refuse to take responsibility for them...
Want to plant Monsanto's GMO seeds? Here is your cross to bear: