Category Archives: Agroecology

Scientists send an open letter to the FAO on agroecology and social justice

The FAO is convening an ‘International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security’ from September 18-19 in Rome. Ahead of the forum, more than 70 scientists signed onto an open letter supporting the organization for taking on agroecology, while urging them to … Continue reading

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Open Proposal to the China Cuisine Association: ‘Pigs, Pork, and Practice’ for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Designation

The China Cuisine Association (CCA) is in the midst of their second attempt to get Chinese food listed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ list. After the first try failed for being too general, they’re looking for specific suggestions. So I … Continue reading

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Report: “Feeding China’s Pigs”

Last fall, Jim Harkness at IATP (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) asked me to write a piece about pig farming and the feed industry in China. My report, entitled, “Feeding China’s Pigs: Implications for the Environment, Smallholder Farmers in … Continue reading

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Agroecology can (and does) feed the world!

Last month, Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, convened a two-day meeting on agroecology in Brussels (press release here).  At the end of the meeting, experts concluded that agroecological farming can feed the estimated … Continue reading

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