Farming

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers? Can the Foodie Trend Also Help Food Workers?

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

Nov 3, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

Why Is This Farm Using Guest Workers as Strike Breakers?

Why Is This Farm Using Guest Workers as Strike Breakers? Why Is This Farm Using Guest Workers as Strike Breakers?

By law, a company can’t hire H-2A guest workers if it is in a labor dispute with its US workforce. But that is exactly what this Washington State berry grower is trying to do.

May 2, 2014 / David Bacon

The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight

The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight The Pesticide Industry vs. Consumers: Not a Fair Fight

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Mar 11, 2014 / Feature / Lee Fang

The Farmer Who Took on Corporate Globalization

The Farmer Who Took on Corporate Globalization The Farmer Who Took on Corporate Globalization

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

Jan 27, 2014 / Blog / John Nichols

Dust Bowl Blues

Dust Bowl Blues Dust Bowl Blues

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Jul 17, 2013 / Feature / Sasha Abramsky

Whose Side Is the American Farm Bureau On? Whose Side Is the American Farm Bureau On?

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

Jul 16, 2012 / Ian T. Shearn

Joel Salatin: Breaking Free From Factory Farms

Joel Salatin: Breaking Free From Factory Farms Joel Salatin: Breaking Free From Factory Farms

Joel Salatin outlines the key issues America faces as its citizens increasingly rely on concentrated animal feeding operations that require cheap energy in order to operate profita...

Mar 30, 2011 / Video / The Nation and On The Earth Productions

The Last Farm Crisis The Last Farm Crisis

In the final triumph of free-market capitalism, farmers will become serfs.

Nov 2, 2000 / Feature / William Greider

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