The global movement for food justice and food sovereignty seeks to bust the corporate takeover of our food system, which has been accomplished with the complicity of our governments. Here are some of the ways it’s working towards this goal.
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Think that burger’s cheap? Tory Field and Beverly Bell of Other Worlds dig into the costs, both human and environmental, of the industrialized food system.
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.
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.
Think Cleveland’s a less-than-ideal location for growing food? Think again – yet another agricultural start-up has launched in the Forest City.
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.
From community gardens to just global policy, a national and global movement is growing to reclaim food, land, and agricultural systems from agribusiness and put them back in the hands of citizens.
Missed today’s discussion of permaculture at Hangin’ with sustainablog? Then check out the recordings – we’ve got both video and audio.
2012 continued a disturbing trend in global agriculture: grain consumption outweighed production, forcing a drawdown in reserves.
Global demand for soybeans has soared in recent decades, with China leading the race. This growth has environmental impact well beyond Asia, as Lester Brown demonstrates.
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.
What does an integrated approach to food waste, agriculture, and renewable energy in an urban setting look like? Start-up company Re-Nuble has a pretty good idea… they just need some help to get it up and running.
Turn blighted houses into year-round growing spaces? That’s the idea behind the biocellar concept, and the first one of these innovative structures is being planned for Cleveland, Ohio’s Hough neighborhood.