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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.

April 14, 2012

The Permaculture Revolution Takes Root in Cities

A crowdfunding effort to promote open source gardening
March 23, 2012

Celebrating All We Share Three Times a Day

5 ways that food is a commons
December 16, 2011

How to Grow a Healthy Local Food System

OTC brings a commons framework to developing the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council
July 25, 2011

The Good Life, Italian Style

Emilia-Romagna, a hotbed of cooperatives, boasts one of the highest standards of living in Europe
June 23, 2011

How Aid Projects Can Do More Good Over the Long Term

Development agencies love to cut the ribbon on new projects, but is that what's best?
April 15, 2011

The Neo-Colonial Land Grab in Africa

Outside nations are once again dividing up Africa-- this time for biofuels and mineral rights
March 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Brazilian Farms

Can sustainable agriculture survive alongside mega-farms?