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The Real Story of Racism at the USDA
by Chris Kromm
Years of discrimination from the USDA forced black farmers off their land.
UN Calls for Climate Friendly Diet
by Frances Moore Lappe
Frances Moore Lappé welcomes the recent report, and reminds us that global food problems are about justice, not scarcity.
Detroit’s Renewal: Can It Inspire the Social Forum?
by Sarah van Gelder
Detroit is known for its decay, violence, and gas-guzzling cars. With thousands of activists coming to town, will it also become known as a source of hope?
Haitian Farmers: So All Can Eat, Produce It Here
by Doudou Pierre with Beverly Bell
Haitians are working to make food sovereignty a key part of post-earthquake rebuilding.
The School Lunch Revolution
by Mark Winne
A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.
Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution
by Beverly Bell
Haiti's strong peasant movement is calling for policies and programs that can help restore the land and protect small-scale sustainable agricultural production from agribusiness.
Food in Dry Times
by Frederick Kirschenmann
An old North Dakota farm is a laboratory for growing food when water runs short.
People We Love :: Monica Beemer
by Keith Rutowski
Advocating for the homeless
People We Love :: Diana Lopez
by Ashlee Green
Growing Roots of Change for community.
Reflections on a Growing Local Food Movement
by Richard Conlin
The movement to transform our country’s food system is picking up steam—and the political environment has never been better.
The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayes
Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
Haitian Farmers Refuse Monsanto Hybrid Seeds
by Beverly Bell
A coalition of peasant farmers is standing up for food sovereignty.
Brower Youth Award Winner Diana Lopez
Diana Lopez, 21, earned a Brower Youth Award for transforming an old San Antonio, Texas, bar into a community garden.
YES! But How? :: A Greener Pour
by Berit Anderson
I see more and more “green” boxed wines hitting the shelves at the supermarket. Are these really better for the environment?
The Case for Sustainable Meat
by Shannon Hayes
Can meat have a place in the life of a “radical homemaker” trying to live sustainably? Farmer Shannon Hayes believes it can.