Jan 062011
 

Source: guardian.co.uk UN food price index rises for sixth month in a row to highest since records began in 1990  Author: Jill Treanor Soaring prices of sugar, grain and oilseed drove world food prices to a record in December, surpassing the levels of 2008 when the cost of food sparked riots around the world, and […]

Jan 062011
 

Source: Cultural Survival Related video below For more than 1,000 years, the Wixárika (we-SHA-re-ka) people have made pilgrimages from their ceremonial centers in the Sierra Madre Mountains across the Chihuahua desert to Leunar, the sacred mountain where the sun first rose.  The Wixárika (also known as Huichol) pilgrims  traverse over 300 miles to reach Leunar, […]

Jan 052011
 

 Free access to the Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 37 Issue 4 2010  Authors: Saturnino M. Borras Jr. –  This collection comes out of the workshop on the same theme held in October 2009 in Halifax, Canada, sponsored by the Journal of Peasant Studies and Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS). We thank all the […]

Dec 212010
 

Source: Latinamerica Press By Cecilia Remon Industrialized countries refuse to stop polluting and put a price on protecting forests Industrialized countries and their companies do little to nothing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, which are in turn triggering climate change. Instead, they have created a complex mechanism that allows them to pay to preserve […]

Dec 212010
 

Source: Latinamerica Press social movements propose agenda at international conference on climate change Social movements from around the world, with large representation from Latin America, arrived in Cancun, Mexico, for the 16th Conference of the Parties of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP), which took place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10. They came to […]

Dec 212010
 

Source: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Full Report here Overview here The Rural Poverty Report 2011 provides a coherent and comprehensive look at rural poverty, its global consequences and the prospects for eradicating it. Released on 6 December 2010, the report contains updated estimates by IFAD regarding how many rural poor people there are in the developing world, poverty […]

Dec 212010
 

Source: The Real News Video: NAFTA + U.S. Farm Subsidies Devastates Mexican Agriculture More at The Real News Now joining us to talk about the role of American agribusiness in the Mexican economy is Timothy Wise. He’s director of the research and policy program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Thanks […]

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