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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With so many “natural” and “eco-friendly” alternatives on the market, one would assume it would be easy to dodge harmful chemicals from entering your body, right? Sadly, this is not the case. As more and more companies come out with new personal care and food products, more eco-experts are finding them to be green-washed and full of harmful chemicals.
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.
Worried about the “baby bust” under discussion in some media outlets? John Seager of Population Connection argues that there’s no shortage of people in the developed world (nor will there be), and that the “Ponzi demography” represented by such thinking is unsustainable.
Harvesting Justice #6: The Consumer's Got to Change the System – Farmer Ben Burkett on Racisim & Corporate Control of Agriculture
Other Worlds’ Tory Field and Beverly Bell discuss issues of sustainability and agriculture with Mississippi farmer and member of Via Campesina’s food sovereignty commission Ben Burkett.
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.
Authors Tory Field and Beverly Bell discuss control of food and agricultural systems with agricultural economist Peter Rosset.
St. Louis' Green with Indie Craft Show to Showcase Homemade and Vintage Treasures, Food Trucks and many other “Extras”
Now in its third year, St. Louis’ Green with Indie craft show will showcase an impressive array of vendors offering one-of-a-kind treasures for everyone, including upcycled vintage and modern jewelry, crushed recycled glass sun catchers, bird feeders made from teacups and saucers and so much more.
Members of the community at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst took a step beyond the normal organic kitchen garden on campus, and created (and filmed) a permaculture garden.
For my wife and I, an important aspect of taking veganism beyond diet (sort of) has been “veganic” gardening as a way to grow more and more of our own food. With a little mindfulness, anyone can make growing food a practice in compassionate, sustainable vegan living.
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.
Got a handle on the concept of permaculture? If you don’t, or even if you think you do, join us to get a clearer sense of this philosophy at our next Hangin’ with sustainablog Hangout on Air.