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As Zambia’s experience shows, solving hunger is not just about growing more food.

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.

Olivier De Schutter

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

Hugo Chavez

Seeking “food sovereignty,” Hugo Chávez puts oil wealth toward a local, sustainable food system.

Blogs

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

There may be no family in the history of the republic which has done more to promote culinary awareness, sustainability and food justice than the indefatigable Lappé clan.

October 21, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

Farmers, civil liberties and food safety advocates had worried that a funding resolution would extend the rider, which crippled oversight over GMOs. 

October 17, 2013

Antipoverty news items from around the country.

July 26, 2013

Recent votes on food stamps reveal that Congress is pummeling low-income people with increasing ferocity. What can be done to confront and change this cruelty and shortsightedness?

July 15, 2013

A proposal that would have allowed states to require clear labels is rejected by Republicans and Democrats.

May 25, 2013