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The Venezuelan Food Sovereignty Experiment

As I wandered through the streets of Caracas on my first trip to Venezuela nine years ago, a huge urban farm in the midst of concrete high-rises caught my attention. It wasn’t tucked away on a side street or in a residential area, but was right out in the middle of the bustling downtown. I … Continue reading

Venezuelan Gov’t Distributes 4.5 Tons of Subsidized Food

TELESUR Venezuela’s government food programs have been credited with dramatically reducing hunger across the country. Venezuela’s state run food programs handed out more than 4.5 tons of produce in 2014, food minister Yvan Bello announced Tuesday. Bello explained the food was distributed at fair prices, as a way to fight back against the economic war against … Continue reading

Maduro Defends Venezuelan Commune’s Land Rights in Face of Supreme Court Mandate

By Z.C. DUTKA Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday his staunch support of the agricultural commune El Maizal after their communal property title was revoked by a Supreme Court judge earlier that week. Initially, communards of El Maizal rejected the December 9 court decision and called on Maduro and other government bodies to uphold … Continue reading

A Conversation With Andrianna Natsoulas About Her New Book, “Food Voices”

By KATRINA MOORE,  FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, FOOD VOICES WhyHunger is pleased to be partnering with Andrianna Natsoulas, longtime food sovereignty activist and author of the book Food Voices: Stories From the People Who Feed Us. In 2010, Andrianna began a journey across the Americas to capture the stories of people working towards and living a just … Continue reading

Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists

Regulations on pesticides have failed to prevent poisoning of almost all habitats, international team of scientists concludes Damian Carrington Source: The Guardian The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts. The … Continue reading

The politics of food and poverty

Source: Climate & Capitalism The global food crisis is tightly connected to global poverty, climate change, ecological destruction, migrant workers, imperialism, health and the super-exploitation of workers. Left Unity describes itself as “the new party of the left in Britain – established to offer an alternative to the main parties’ agenda of blaming the poorest … Continue reading

FOOD PRODUCTION AND NATURE: THE DEADLY PARADOX OF A CLASS-RIVEN SOCIETY

  By Chris Williams More than 50% of counties in the United States are now officially designated “disaster” zones. The reason given in 90% of cases is due to the continent-wide drought that has been devastating crop production. 48% of the US corn crop is rated as “poor to very poor”, along with 37% of … Continue reading

Radical U.N. Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination

By Sonali Kolhatkar A new report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the “Right to Food” took aim at the entire basis on which food is produced and distributed on a global scale. Reflecting the type of progressive analysis of our food system from experts like Vandana Shiva and Michael Pollan, report … Continue reading

Got Food Security? Look to the World’s Growing Social Movements

By Eric Holt Gimenez Executive Director, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy.   For the first time in recorded history the next generation is expected to die younger than their parents due to malnutrition and diet-related disease. This is because some will not get enough food to eat. Others will have no choice but to eat … Continue reading

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