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The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

Forty years after food activism took off around the globe, corporatism is stronger than ever. But so is the grassroots push for control over our work, land, and seeds.

Frances Moore Lappé

As the food movement has discovered, winning over the media, or even the president, is not enough.
Posted Sep 14 2011 - 2:32pm
Why is there hunger in a world that can feed itself—and how can we solve it?
Posted Sep 15 2011 - 2:19pm
The traditional labor movement is hitting roadblocks trying to organize farmworkers. But campaigns that push the bounds of union organizing are finding success, on and off the farm.
Posted Sep 20 2011 - 1:07pm


News and Features

Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food, makes the case in this Q&A.

Food bank

Food is a good place to start to make change—but it’s only a start.

A worker at Walmart

Can the retailer known for its poverty wages solve the problem of urban “food deserts”?

A farmers' market in California

As Congress gears up to reauthorize the farm bill next year, the stakes are high.

People carrying wheat flour in Pakistan

A truly democratic food system will need to rewrite the rules of our financial system.