Via Campesina, the world’s largest confederation of farmers with member organizations in 70 countries, has called Monsanto one of the “principal enemies of peasant sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty for all peoples.” See how peasant farmers, and the activists who support them, are challenging the agribusiness giant’s incursions into developing world farming.
FAO (The food and agriculture organization of the United Nations) released their June estimate of global food price indices yesterday. The new numbers were mixed, but not encouraging overall. [ … ]
Today I got an email from a Canadian farmer that attended a talk I gave last February at a grower meeting in Ontario. He was reminding me to [ … ]
The chart above shows that global food prices, as measured by the FAO indicies, are spiking, much as they did in 2008. At the end of January, the overall food [ … ]
This is a guest submission from John Addison, Publisher of the Clean Fleet Report and an environmental writer. The warm summer breeze carried the aromas of ripe berries, almonds, fresh [ … ]