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Women’s History Month: Five Ways Women Are Changing the World

March 11th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Although this month is already underway, it’s not too late to join women all over the United States, United Kingdom and Australia in observing Women’s History Month. The 31-day celebration has been set aside to acknowledge and pay tribute to all women for their contributions throughout history and in society at large. We specifically celebrate those women working to make the world more sustainable


Harvesting Justice #4: Women's Work – Gender and the Global Food System

March 4th, 2013 | by Guest Author

Women produce 60 to 80 percent of all food, both as subsistence farmers and as agricultural wage laborers. They are the primary providers for the majority of the world’s 925 million hungry people, obtaining food, collecting firewood and water, and cooking. And yet they have less access to land and the resources necessary to grow on it than their male counterparts. Inequitable distribution of land, labor, and resources leaves farming women triply burdened by work: in the fields, in the home, and in society


Harvesting Justice #2: Think Globally, Eat Locally

February 21st, 2013 | by Guest Author

Food sovereignty is rooted in the daily work of every small farmer, rancher, fisherperson, landless farm worker, and everyone else involved in local food production. Yet no matter what they produce, their ability to survive is affected by international market forces. The movement, therefore, also includes community, national, and international activists working for just trade and economic systems.


Cultivating a Better Food System in 2013

December 20th, 2012 | by Guest Author

Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, founders of new organization The Food Tank, share their ideas for improving the global food system in 2013 and beyond


Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts

November 7th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? Here are a few of the many facts from Full Planet, Empty Plates


The New Global Food Crisis: Lester Brown's Full Planet, Empty Plates

November 5th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "global food crisis" may strike us in the developed world as a bit overblown. But in his new book Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity, Lester R. Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute, aptly demonstrates that our current food security situation is anything but normal... and could even represent the "weak link" to maintaining the standard of living to which we've become accustomed



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