How many mouths will the world be feeding by 2050? It is an estimated 9.2 billion, up from 7 billion today. To keep pace with this growing population, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent. That means getting a lot smarter about how we raise crops.
Nuns on tractors? Sounds a bit odd, but if a creative group of Roman Catholic sisters in Kentucky and neighboring states have their way, they and other religious orders can take leading roles in the world's growing movement for sustainable agriculture.
We never thought implementing the Victims' and Land Restitution Law would be easy, but failure to implement it will mean thousands of farmers left vulnerable to attack, with no land to farm or feed the nation.
A shovel overturned can flip so much more than soil, worms, and weeds. Structural racism -- the ways in which social systems and institutions promote and perpetuate the oppression of people of color -- manifests at all points in the food system.
Support production, for local and national consumption, of healthier food, more affordable food, food that's not speculated with, that's not hoarded, that's not contaminated with GMOs. Reclaim our food systems and protect our lands and territories.
For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.