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Tag: Food and Agriculture

The systems that harm animals go hand in hand with systems that harm humans. Combating them requires inter-species solidarity.

Lori Gruen, Alice Crary

The Global South will suffer the most as colonial legacies, climate change, and capitalism continue to plunge millions into hunger.

Raj Patel

The commodity’s bloody history is instructive of how global capitalism can and can’t be fixed.

Max Haiven
Inspired by the work of James and Grace Lee Boggs, many young Detroit activists are turning to forms of mutual aid to meet the needs of their communities.
Nate File
Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics.
John R. Bowen

They are fighting in a global war over the future of agriculture. Modi is chocking the debate.

Raj Patel

In a world unraveled by COVID-19, the brutality of factory farming demands we rethink our relationship to animals.

Troy Vettese

On the lure of climate entrepreneurism.

Troy Vettese

Biodiversity should be maintained by using it, not by storing it under ice.

Jack Heinemann

A rural town in Spain gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future.

David McDermott Hughes

On the cruelties the South doles out to animals, children, and black folks.

Colin Dayan

Remembering one of the century’s great anthropologists and teachers.

Sarah Hill

Two men test their ethical and spiritual mettle by raising and slaughtering pigs.

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

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It is impossible to divorce nature from human influence. Can that influence be democratic?

Jedediah Britton-Purdy

Why do our ideas about nutrition change so quickly?

Anne Fausto-Sterling

Dole used a pesticide that rendered banana workers sterile. Why is it so hard to litigate?

Susanna Bohme

The Making of an American Folk Song

Dave Byrne

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Genetically modified foods are safe for humans and pose no special environmental risk. Yet there are serious policy questions to consider.

Pamela Ronald
Thanks to dairy farmers, there is hope for a sustainable middle class in East Africa.
Jennifer Wheary
A food anthropologst's early love affair with Chinese cuisine.
Sidney W. Mintz

While some U.S. politicians won’t even admit climate change exists, Central American political leaders increasingly find the phenomenon impossible to ignore.

Douglas Haynes

India is growing, but Indians are still starving.

Siddhartha Deb

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That people respond to the relative costs and returns of schooling might imply that the poor are optimizing the amount of school they invest in, as predicted in a simple economic model. But evidence suggests that reality is more complex.

Michael Kremer, Rachel Glennerster

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