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In the dry Sahel, farmers are already adapting to climate change.

Today's conversation about food was started by dot-connecting writers like Berry in the 1970s.

The underlying vision isn't capitalist or socialist but something humane, local and accountable.

Drop the scary Bush lingo and start creating resilient communities than can effectively recover from disaster in this age of financial and climate chaos.

Affluent foodies embrace sustainable agriculture, oblivious that ordinary people--especially the poor--don't have a seat at the table.

State and federal authorities are relying on undercover agents to entrap dairy farmers.

How "free trade" is destroying Third World agriculture--and who's fighting back.

As struggling dairy farmers seek profits by responding to rising consumer demand for raw milk, regulators are taking a hard line.

The history of banana cultivation is rife with labor and environmental abuse, corporate skulduggery and genetic experiments gone awry.

A plan to implant farm animals with electronic tracking tags gives corporate agriculture a monopoly on the future of food, and it has sparked political backlash in rural America.

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Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 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

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

October 29, 2013

Mountain top removal is wreaking havoc on Appalachia. There's a bill on the Hill to stop it.

April 22, 2013

An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.

July 30, 2012

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl now.

April 26, 2012