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Tag: Food and Agriculture

Lori Gruen, Alice Crary

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

Raj Patel

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

Max Haiven
With the invasion causing a global shortage of sunflower oil, palm oil is back on the rise. But the commodity’s bloody history is instructive of how global capitalism can and can’t be fixed.
Nate File
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.
John R. Bowen
Food is becoming a target for anti-Islam politics.
Raj Patel
They are fighting in a global war over the future of agriculture. Modi is chocking the debate.
Troy Vettese

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.

Jack Heinemann

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

David McDermott Hughes

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

Colin Dayan

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

Sarah Hill

A tribute to one of the century’s great anthropologists and teachers.

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

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

Jedediah Britton-Purdy

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

Anne Fausto-Sterling

Why do our ideas about nutrition change so quickly?

Susanna Bohme

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

Dave Byrne

The Making of an American Folk Song

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

The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.

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

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

Siddhartha Deb
India Is Growing, But Indians Are Still Starving
Michael Kremer, Rachel Glennerster

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.

Catherine Tumber
The role of neglected cities in a sustainable future.
Walter Falcon, Rosamond Naylor
Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse.
Frank R. Rijsberman
Managing our way out of the water crisis.
Edward Miguel

Progress in the world's poorest region.

Sidney W. Mintz
Sugar and fat in American eating. 
Pierre Bourdieu

Food, class, and culture in modern France.

Stephen Schmidt
From our Winter 1975 issue, a review of the noted cook’s new collection of recipes, her fiesty spirit, and why it took “such a woman to sell us Americans on the difficult, alien art of French cooking.” 
Julia Child
The renowned cook appeared in our first ever issue from June 1975. Here she reviews a gastronomic history of American cooking, sings the praises of a recipe for pimiento custard spread, and details her obsession with all things corn.

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