By Eric Holt-Gimenez, Huffington Post, June 21, 2013
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The biotech industry has awarded itself the World Food Prize. A career Monsanto executive, a Syngenta scientist and a private industrial scientist will share the $250,000 prize for "feeding a growing global population."
By Eric Holt-Giménez and Tanya Kerssen
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Two more peasants were assassinated by paramilitary units last week in Honduras. This brings the murder of subsistence farmers and indigenous leaders to over 60 since the Honduran coup d’etat in 2009.
Eric Holt Gimenez argues the need for a pro-active movement based on land sovereignty to fight land grabbing.
Farming Matters | 28.4 | December 2012
In what activists have dubbed the “global land grab”, transnational investment in land has grabbed media headlines worldwide. While attention has focused on the role of hedge funds, sovereign wealth and foreign purchases of vast tracts of land in Africa and Asia, recent research is uncovering a broader pattern. As land values increase, land ownership is concentrating everywhere – even where there have been few reports of foreign land grabbing.
Urban agriculture: Moving towards food sovereignty?
By Eric Holt-Giménez
Nyeleni Newsletter, Num 11, September 2012
“If natural food is expensive, it becomes luxury food and only rich people are able to afford it. […] Natural food must be available locally at a reasonable price.”
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
By Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director, Food First
Huffington Post Editorial, November 9, 2012
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In a word? Mobilize!
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The failure of the U.S. corn harvests spells a disaster for the world's poor, but not because the poor eat our corn. They don't eat corn-fed livestock from CAFOs either, nor do they fill up at the pump with ethanol-blended gasoline.
By Kelly Limes-Taylor
I have always been what my father would call “oversensitive,” “gullible,” “too caring.” The world is a hard, hard place, I was often told.
Bad things happen to people. Get over it. Toughen up.