New Economy

A Farmer Rounds Up Monsanto
by Doug Pibel
A Canadian farmer wins a decade-long battle with an agribusiness giant over "Roundup Ready" canola.
WANTED: A Commerce Secretary for Main Street
by Chuck Collins
We now need a Commerce Secretary who will speak for the economic interests of the rest of us. Margot Dorfman, the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, would be an excellent choice.
New Crop of Farmers :: Kristine & Ryan Jepsen
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
We wanted to prove to ourselves that small-scale sustainable agriculture can flourish, providing both good food and livelihoods for our friends, neighbors, and regional food network.
New Crop of Farmers :: Brian & Meghan Peterka
by Anna Stern, Kim Nochi
Today’s young farmers are protecting the land and the seeds, reclaiming farming traditions, and sharing the abundance with family and community. Meet a bunch of those young farmers in our photo essay.
Everybody Eats :: How a Community Food System Works
It begins with small farms working with natural cycles and ends with fresh food and stronger communities.
Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis
by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger.
Commentary :: Don't Fix Wall Street, Replace It
by David Korten
"Let Wall Street corporations and their phantom wealth machine slip into the abyss … Devote our public resources to building and strengthening Main Street businesses and financial institutions devoted to creating real wealth in service to their local communities."
People We Love :: Isabel Latorre
Coffee for women's rights: Profile of Isabel Latorre, founder of Café Feminino
Signs of Life :: A Fight for Tenant's Rights
by Daniel Fireside
Tenant's rights groups are taking action to protect renters from eviction when banks foreclose on property owners.
Van Jones: Beyond the Politics of Confrontation
by Sarah van Gelder, Van Jones
Meet the man who’s convincing the country, and the new President, that the next economy needs to be green and just. Interview by Sarah van Gelder.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Distribution
Portland's Organically Grown Company helps distribute food from small, local farms.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Workers
Magen Tzadek is a new certification awarded to companies that meet high standards in employee health, safety, training, wages and benefits.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing
The women of Georgia Southern Alternatives Agriculture Co-op are providing jobs for young women by independently processing and selling their pecans.
Icelanders to the Promised Land
by Rebecca Solnit
"We have a very uncertain feeling about the future. At the same time, there is power in all the political debate and lots of political and social energy—endless [political] parties popping up, Facebook groups, cells and idealists, … and people are speaking up."
The End of Poverty? :: Film Trailer
500 years after imperial globalization began, have we achieved the end of poverty?