Large-scale land acquisitions and the expansion of retail monopolies
By Yi Wang with Eric Holt-Giménez and Annie Shattuck
This Food First Backgrounder has an unfortunate title. The term "food
by Eric Holt-Giménez
The New Year saw renewed food riots in India and Africa, and record levels of hunger here in the US. This year also saw transformation in the food movement, with new power and national recognition. The food movement has successfully shone the spotlight on hunger and food access in the US, created a drive for more local food, and gotten better policy from the federal to the local level. The question now is: how do we turn these initial reforms into lasting, food system transformation?
By Anim Steel
Food Workers - Food Justice: Linking food, labor and immigrant rights
By Kristen Lyons, PhD, School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Queensland Australia
By Annie Shattuck
“Climate Justice means stripping transnational corporations of the tremendous power they hold over
our lives, and in its place building democracy at the local, national and international levels.”
The food and financial crises bring fresh urgency to concerns over hunger, food access, public health, labor, and economic development issues–with citizens and governments beginning to connect these issues back to the food system. Councils are springing up across North America to “connect the dots” between the growing number of neighborhood food initiatives and communities forging policies for just, healthy food systems. What can we learn from North America’s three-decade experiment in local food policy?
By Don Lotter, Ph.D.
"It is beginning to dawn on biologists that they may have got it [genetics] wrong. Not completely wrong, but wrong enough to be embarrassing.... For, suddenly, cells seem to be full of RNA doing who-knows-what."
--The Economist, "RNA: Really New Advances," June 14, 2007.
This backgrounder is based on a longer report by Mia MacDonald and Sangamithra Lyer published by Brighter Green.
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