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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.


This week, the movement experienced a cross-country resurgence. What’s next?

May 14, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

There are 50 million Americans struggling with hunger—and with sequestration, things will get worse. 

February 22, 2013

Score another victory for resistance. After thirty-one workers sued his acclaimed restaurant Del Posto, celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to a $1.15 million settlement.

September 27, 2012

Anti-GMO activists will stage a week of protests in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, starting on the anniversary of OWS, September 17, 2012.

September 5, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Food Democracy Now represents a growing movement dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

December 28, 2011

Twelve major events in the evolution of the food movement.

September 17, 2011

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.

August 8, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011