Common Dreams Editorial By Christopher Cook
May 17, 2013
By Christopher D. Cook, May 13, 2013
by Tanya Kerssen
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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%.
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 Lanz Christian Bañes/Times-Herald staff writer/
David Hilliard talks about the plan of the Foundation of Intercommunal Institute for Reasearch and Social Change during the Survival Pending Transformation of Society forum at the Empress Theatre on Saturday. (Chris Riley/Times-Herald)
Society must change because too many people are being left behind.
That was the central thrust of a wide-ranging conversation Saturday between activists during the Survival Pending Transformation of Society forum at the Empress Theatre.
Impact of the US Drought on Food Prices - A KPFK radio interview with Food First Executive Director Eric Holt-Giménez
On July 19, 2012 Ian Masters of KPFK interviewed Eric Holt-Giménez on the global impact of commodity price speculation on the ability of poor people to purchase food for themselves and their families.