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Food and Agriculture

As the actual environmental and economic costs of the industrial agricultural system become more evident, we are seeing many new campaigns to regain control over what we eat—food safety initiatives, local food movements, fights against genetically modified food and destructive trade policies, and the Slow Food movement.

October 22, 2012

A 500-Year Revolution of the Rich Against the Poor

The loss of the Medieval commons still affects the world today
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election
August 19, 2012

A 150-Year Experiment: Colleges That Serve Everyone

Land-grant schools make a natural ally for the commons movement
July 12, 2012

A Food Commons Grows in Detroit

It's an urban myth that the city is a food desert, bereft of fresh produce or grocery stores
June 24, 2012

To Young People, Justice is a Key Ingredient in Good Food

Cooperative restaurants sprout on many campuses
June 9, 2012

Let Us Now Praise Vacant Lots

Commoners work to keep these vital places in the public realm
May 15, 2012

Back to the Land for the Occupy Movement

Commons at the heart of the issue in occupation of agricultural land in the Bay Area
May 1, 2012

Food and Agriculture