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Food Sovereignty

On World Day of Food Sovereignty, Struggling for Land in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not controlled by corporations, small farmers and allies across the globe have also named October 16 the Day of Action for Food Sovereignty and against Transnational Organizations.

The Food Sovereignty Prize 2014: A Focus on People & Agroecology

Bill Ayres | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Bill Ayres

The idea of "food sovereignty" emerges from and energizes an international movement, growing from the bottom up.

Mozambican Peasants vs. the Great African Land Grab

Salena Tramel | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Under the surface, investments all too often uproot lives and livelihoods for those who depend on small-scale farming, fishing and pastoralism -- more than 70 percent of the population in the case of Mozambique.

On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San ...

Haitian Tourism Project Leads to Environmental Damage and Community Repression

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the Population of Île-à-Vache "Destination Île-à-Vache" is a government-driven t...

Vermont's Invisible Farmworkers

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

The transformation of our food system is hard and often depressing work. The rules and the institutions are stacked in favor of the status quo.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

El Salvador: We Can Help Usher in a New Era of Peace with Justice

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Could we somehow take part, not in "fixing" the existing problems, but in accompanying the Salvadoran people on their journey toward a peaceful and just society?

Commemorating the International Day of Peasant Struggle

Salena Tramel | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

Sadly, yet not unlike the inception of many commemorative days, the events that inspired the first International Day of Peasant Struggle were soaked with blood.

What's Going on at the WTO? : Opportunties and Risks Before the 9th Ministerial Meeting

Deborah James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Deborah James

Last week was a doozy on the trade scene in the United States, with Congressional opposition to Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) erupting from both Republicans and 151 Democrats.

My 5 Minutes at the World Food Prize Honoring a Monsanto Exec -- What I Wish I'd Said

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Moore Lappe

I sat in the first row steaming, aware that sitting next to me was one of the world's most esteemed scientists, Hans Herren, who is precisely the type of GMO critic that the panel seemed to imply does not exist!

The True Food Prize Goes to the Haitians

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Salena Tramel

The 2013 World Food Prize credits Monsanto in the fight against hunger through sustainable agriculture -- yet there is a disconnect between the spirit of the prize and the U.S. agrochemical giant's actual practices.

"Internationalism between Peoples": Dessalines Brigade Wins the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Award

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.15.2013 | Green
Beverly Bell

Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural La...

Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination

Andrea Brower | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Andrea Brower

We are on the verge of forcing insidiously powerful corporations to disclose what kinds of toxic experiments they are conducting on our land and people. And this is just the very tip of what is happening on Kauai, and what is increasingly happening around the world.

We Don't Negotiate Life: The Defense of Indigenous Lands and Waters in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field September 9, 2013 At stake throughout Honduras, as throughout the world, are indigenous lands, forests, water, mineral...

DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS: THE CASE OF RIO BLANCO

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series. On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders...

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales. The following is from an interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales,...

"THEY FEAR US BECAUSE WE'RE FEARLESS": RECLAIMING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND STRENGTH IN HONDURAS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field "Honduras has been known for two things only: being a military base for the [contra] attacks on the Nicaraguan revolut...

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

The Food Sovereignty Prize: Antidote to the World Food Prize Debacle

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

What do all these efforts have in common? They are grounded in sustainable, equitable and dignified livelihoods.

We Don't Have Life without Land: Holding Ground in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Co-authored by Lauren Elliott Part 25 of the Harvesting Justice series For the next three articles, we will pause to ...

Inherit the Earth: Land Reform in Brazil

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 24 of the Harvesting Justice series As a key determinant of who has power and who doesn't, battles over land hav...

LAND TO THE TILLERS: RESPONSES TO LAND GRABS

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Deepa Panchang also co-authored this article. Part 23 of the Harvesting Justice series The outcome of last Sunday's e...

Food for Body, Food for Thought, Food for Justice: People's Grocery in Oakland, California

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Part 21 of the Harvesting Justice seriesDeepa Panchang co-authored this article. The neighborhood of West Oakland in...

MORE THAN JUST FOOD: CONNECTING FARM TO COMMUNITY

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Co-authored by Tory Field Part 21 of the Harvesting Justice series Just Food in New York City is doing what its name suggests: working to make the f...