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The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

Cows Are The Root Of All Evil, And We're Too Hungry To Care

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

When put into perspective, it all makes sense: The rapid depletion of our resources, the assault on our bodily health, the bombardment of our olfactor...

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

Beverly Bell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic contr...

How Solar Lit the Way for Us to Survive the Recession

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 11.10.2013 | Business
Anita Verma-Lallian

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar once said that the future for solar energy is bright. For Vermaland, my family's Phoenix-based land ...

Want To Prevent Future Hunger? Try Precision Agriculture

Lloyd A. Treinish | Posted 09.22.2013 | Technology
Lloyd A. Treinish

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 Can Bring a More Sustainable World

Keith Runyon | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Keith Runyon

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.

In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Tim McCully | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Tim McCully

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.

Uprooting Racism in the Food System: African Americans Organize

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Beverly Bell

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.

Food and Land at the Service of People: An Interview with Peter Rosset

Beverly Bell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

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.

A-List Art Stars Head To LA's Art Platform Gala

Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

The Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), a non-profit art organization dedicated to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects in...

Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

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.

The Power of the Land

Terry Newell | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Terry Newell

Nearly sixty years ago, the last twenty-two residents of the Blasket Islands left their homes for the mainland, forced there by poor fishing and the h...

5 Places Where Land Is Free

Wallet Pop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In the spirit of settling the wild, wild West, some communities are giving away free land lots. What's the catch? You have to agree to build a house (...

On Land Rights and Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

Land restitution is the ultimate goal in the protection of land that has been lost due to displacement.

THE SKINNY: First Annual Benefit Hosted by Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: The LAND Board of Directors: Lisa Anastos, Christine Y. Kim, Shamim M. Momin, Thao Nguyen, Marin Hopper, Esthella Provas and Lauren Taschen along...

Giving Farm Workers a Voice in Zimbabwe

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danielle Nierenberg

Land reform policies have left many farm workers (about 1.5 million) without a source of income as farms are divided up.

June 15: King John Signs Magna Carta

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Many people, especially those who write articles on this subject for Wikipedia, would say the Magna Carta is the most influential and important foundation of constitutional law.

A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

FDIC, Reluctant Landlord, Owns $1.8 Billion In Real Estate

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sheila Bair, de facto real estate magnate? As the mortgage market imploded over the past few years, the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corpor...

Schaumburg Imposes First Property Tax

Chicago Breaking News | December 23, 2009 10:48 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As expected, Schaumburg trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to impose the village's first property tax, adding about $252 to the tax bill for a h...

Beth Butler Fired By ACORN; Director Of Louisiana ACORN Is Companion Of Founder Wade Rathke

The Times-Picayune | Gordon Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beth Butler, the longtime executive director of Lousiana ACORN, was terminated by the organization's national leadership Monday amid a power struggle ...

Bees and Tough Choices

Will Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Will Rogers

As a difficult human year draws to a close, I find myself looking for a similar sense of order and hope in the behaviors of our own hive.

How Small Farmers Are Saving the World (And How You Can Help)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Driving through farm country this week - lush green fields, huge blue skies, produce stands filled to bursting - I was listening to a piece on the rad...

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Let's ensure that history does not remember us just as "consumers" of the earth and its resources, but as people who take seriously the God-given mandate to "serve and preserve" the earth.