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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.

August 16, 2010

Squandering Our Genetic Heritage

Russian court jeopardizes historic seed bank -- and our ability to adapt to climate change.
July 23, 2010

Buying Respectability

Pepsi funds a Yale fellowship to study obesity and diabetes.
July 23, 2010

Shirley Sherrod, American Hero

A meeting with this remarkable woman in 1982
July 19, 2010

NAFTA, Mexican Corn and the Commons

How American industrial agriculture threatens Mexican biodiversity and social stability.
June 16, 2010

Dream of Wild Health

March 23, 2010

Local Food, Healthy Commons

How everyone gains access to fresh, healthy meals
“The Gleaners and I”
November 21, 2009

“The Gleaners and I”

Filmmaker Agnès Varda explores the practice of gleaning in modern-day France.
New Era for Commons-based Development in Africa?
November 16, 2009

New Era for Commons-based Development in Africa?

Ostrom’s Nobel validates cooperative strategies for land management.
Who Owns the Land?
November 1, 2009

Who Owns the Land?

Although privately owned, farm land must be treated as a commons