Issues / Food & Farm
Natural resource scarcity poses a far broader challenge to prosperity and national security than traditional military threats.
Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.
China paid Ukraine $3 billion two years ago for grain still not delivered and another $3.6 billion that’s owed to China will also probably default.
How fighting back against one arcane, Nixon-era trade negotiating procedure could put a stop to a global corporate coup.
The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous community in Honduras, are standing up to government repression, corporate land grabs, and narco violence.
A proposed canal in Nicaragua would rival Panama's as a link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. But indigenous and environmentalist protesters are crying foul.
Western-style democracies — not the dictatorships they replaced — have allowed deeply undemocratic economic systems to flourish. So what's to be done?
Instead of ranking countries by their "business friendliness," the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
All the undocumented farm workers who harvest our food deserve a chance to live without fear of deportation.
A cooperative approach to the environmental damage done by overfishing could change the tenor of North-South relations in Korea.