Issues / Food & Farm
Funding for agricultural development - some US$7.7 billion worth - would be directed in large part to genetically modified crop research. In other words, food aid policy for the first time mandates the use of genetic modification technologies.
Free trade has starved Mexico and stuffed transnational corporations.
"To die of hunger is to be assassinated." Alberto Morlachetti
Bono's new ONE campaign to help with famine in the Horn of Africa ignores the political causes of the crisis.
The caravan of drug war victims led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, on Sept. 14, where they asked for forgiveness from the migrants who risk their lives to cross Mexico to reach the United States.
With evermore mouths to feed, how will we be able to coax more food out of our exhausted soil?
Malawi has turned around its agricultural sector. Can it overcome political challenges to become a model for Africa?
Land investments - the purchase or lease of vast tracts of land from mostly poor, developing countries by wealthier food-insecure nations and private investors for the production and export of food and agrofuel crops - have become a very fast-paced international phenomenon.
In only one area of life are Americans officially considered 100% scared, and so 100% in need of protection, and that's when it comes to terrorism.
As with methyl-mercury a half century ago, Japan is once again threatened by a new persistent toxin accumulating in its food and water.