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Cornerstones of a Rooted Economy

Can the small fishers of Trinidad and Tobago become pillars of a new economy when the oil- and gas-based economy finally runs dry?

What’s the Harm in Hunting?

It’s an expression of our most fundamental relationship with nature, but can you really be moral and be a hunter, too? Our intern headed into the wild to find out.

Humane Meat? No Such Thing

Should we eat animals? My disability gives me a unique view on the oxymoron “humane meat.”

How Happy Was Your Meal?

Autistic scientist Temple Grandin thinks like an animal—in pictures—and she’s using it to get more humane treatment for cattle.

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to “food democracy.”

An Oasis in a Food Desert

Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.

Lentils and Justice for All

It all begins with food: How to restore the health and wealth of inner-city communities.

Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture

Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.