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Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

October Hunger Notes: the conflict between corporate agriculture and campesinos, Syrian families and war, and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice Agroecology “Lite:” Cooptation and Resistance in the Glob...

Eric Holt-Giménez

Agroecology “Lite:” Cooptation and resistance in the global North

by Eric Holt-Giménez and Miguel Altieri Food First October 29, 2016

Because they are often developed and shared through extensive ...

Andrew C. Revkin Photo: New York Times

Building a ‘good’ anthropocene from the bottom up

by Andrew C. Revkin New York Times October 12, 2016

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten to know a determined cast of characters in academia aiming to identify paths to a goo...

Why did the Obamas fail to take on corporate agriculture?

by Michael Pollan New York Times October 12, 2016

Eight years ago this month, I published in these pages an open letter to the next president titled, “Farmer in Chief.” “It may surprise you to learn,” it began, “that among the issues that will occupy much of your tim...

Hillary Clinton. Photo: Siri H. Hollekim Haaland / Rådhusets

My plan for helping America’s poor

by Hillary Clinton New York Times September 22, 2016

The true measure of any society is how we take care of our children. With all of our country’s resources, no child should ever have to grow up in poverty. Yet every single night, all across America, kids go to sl...

A woman farmer in The Gambia shows a dry tuft of rice in a drought period. Photo: FAO

Letter: Is there a food shortage in the world? And other questions.

by September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Dear Hunger Notes, My name is A. C.. I am a 7th grader at Pella Middle school. We are doing a service project and I choose to do World Hunger. I want to do the best job I can. I still have a few questions. 1. Is there a food shortage in the world? 2. How is famine...

Robert Greenstein

Health coverage, income, and poverty all improved decisively in 2015

by Robert Greenstein Center for Budget and Policy Priorities September 15, 2016

For the first time since 1999, all three key indicators of well-being in the annual Census data moved decisively in the right direction in 2015.  The poverty rate dropped from 14.8 percent to 13.5 percent, tying the largest improvement since 1968.  The typical household’s income rose by 5.2 per...

Tamar Haspel Photo: Washington Post

In a fight between environmentalists and farmers, the bees lose. And that stings.

by Tamar Haspel Washington Post September 5, 2016

Bees have it rough. It’s not enough that they have to deal with bloodsucking varroa mites, a host of diseases and pathogens, disappearing habitat and a variety of agricultural chemicals designed to kill insects. They have also become pawns in the ag wars, the subject of dueling bee-death narrative...

Lane Vanderslice, Hunger Notes editor

August Hunger Notes: Candidates say little about poverty and hunger, Growing organic agriculture, Can farmers accept the prairie? and more

by Lane Vanderslice Hunger Notes August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 By Lane Vanderslice See Binyamin Appelbaum's The millions of Americans Donald Trump and Hi...

Arloc Sherman, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

After 1996 welfare law, a weaker safety net and more children in deep poverty

by Arloc Sherman Center on Budget and Policy Priorities August 12, 2016

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