Eric Holt-Giménez, Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, Oakland and Miguel A. Altieri, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Accepted author version posted online: 04 Sep 2012.Version of
record first published: 17 Dec 2012.
To cite this article: Eric Holt-Giménez & Miguel A. Altieri (2013): Agroecology, Food Sovereignty
How Millions of Farmers are Advancing Agriculture For Themselves is published by Independent Science News
By Jonathan Latham, Ph. D., December 3rd, 2012
Agroecology is gaining support for its ability not only to increase production but to improve livelihoods and climate resilience.
Cuba has introduced a large-scale conversion to agroecology, and farmers have learned to drought-proof their farms as a result. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/REUTERS
By Caspar van Vark
The Guardian Professional, Tuesday 27 November 2012
The food price rises of 2007-8 triggered some alarming forecasts about the future of food. By 2050, said the FAO, there would be another 2 billion mouths to feed. Production would need to increase by 70%.
By Katherine Lupo
As the organic and sustainable food movement expands, people are finally beginning to question where their food comes from, and many are not happy with what they find. The agricultural industry led by big international corporations like Monsanto, Cargill and DuPont is pushing small farmers off their land around the world. In the US this is especially true of minority farmers, with many of them losing their land.
New York Times Opinion, September 10, 2012
By Raj Patel, a fellow at Food First/the Institute for Food and Development Policy, is the author of "The Value of Nothing" and "Stuffed and Starved."
The countries worst hit by high food prices are food importers. Anything that can keep costs down will help feed the hungry. And the right kind of organic farming can help.
By Katherine Lupo
When the Green Revolution hit Eastern India, many rice farmers abandoned their local varieties in favor of “Roundup Ready” rice and chemically intensive agriculture methods. This abandonment led to a catastrophic loss in rice biodiversity in India, and around the world. Before the late 1960’s there were over 100,000 different types of rice grown in India, today, that number is only around 6,000.
Why is rice biodiversity important?
Initial Reflections on the Annals of Internal Medicine Paper “Are Organic Foods Safer and Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review”
September 4, 2012
By: Charles Benbrook, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Washington State University
In a comprehensive paper published in the September 4, 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine (Smith-‐Spangler et al., Vol. 157, Number 5: pages 349–369), a Stanford University Medical School team surveys the global literature for evidence of differences between the nutritional quality and safety of organic and conventional foods.
[The attached pdf is Benbrook's initial reflections on this Stanford paper].