Maine’s food sovereignty ordinance enables residents to re-localize their food and break the stranglehold of the corporate commodified system.
The political clout of corporate agribusiness overrides EPA’s regulation of GHG emissions, harming humans and the environment in many ways.
Mexico is not backing down on its push to revive its national corn industry. “We are committed to transitioning into an agri-food system that is fair, healthy, sustainable and competitive,” said deputy secretary for agriculture, Victor Suárez.
The EPA has been blocked from using funds to implement its greenhouse gas reporting rule for animal feeding operations, also known as factory farms, manure management and other livestock operations. Thus, the coalition says, the agency is not able to carry out any regulations or require permits under Title V of the Clean Air Act.
In essence, the USMCA panel decision affirms Canada’s right to maintain its supply management program but could undermine Canadian farmers and food processing workers’ ability to benefit economically from local milk and value-added food products.
A Minimum Support Price (MSP, in India, and parity, in the US), is the only viable solution to ensure justice and fairness within our food systems.
With its narrow focus on finance and corporate-owned products and technologies, the Summit’s outcomes will exacerbate inequality, debt, dispossession and extraction, especially in the global south, and further undermine the small-scale food provision on which most people worldwide depend.
More than half of the farmland in the United States is expected to change hands in the next 10-15 years, and TIAA and other pension fund managers are major players, wielding incredible economic power,
Farmers, ecologists, academics—and even some of the UN’s own food policy experts—say the organization is favoring corporate interests over human welfare.
The Constitution gives states the authority to oversee land transactions, so it is difficult to get a true feel at the federal level for how much agricultural land is owned by non-U.S. corporations or citizens.