Maine Voters Assert ‘Inalienable Right’ to Grow Food
Maine’s food sovereignty ordinance enables residents to re-localize their food and break the stranglehold of the corporate commodified system.
Spending Bill Will Limit Livestock Emissions Regulation
The political clout of corporate agribusiness overrides EPA’s regulation of GHG emissions, harming humans and the environment in many ways.
Mexico Resists GM Corn While US Fights Resistance
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.
Groups Demand EPA Regulation of Factory Farm Pollution
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.
Who really won the U.S. versus Canada dairy trade dispute?
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.
Watch | Farm Talks: Why US Farmers and Intellectuals Want India to Adopt MSP
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.
Division reigns among governments in UN Committee on World Food Security
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.
Meet the coalition resisting the global push for land privatization in Brazil
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,
The UN is holding a summit…Why are so many people upset about it?
Farmers, ecologists, academics—and even some of the UN’s own food policy experts—say the organization is favoring corporate interests over human welfare.
As House focuses on China, farm groups see other land buyers
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.