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January 2003's Issue

Peasants' revolt: The politics of food and farming

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Cutting The Wire

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The Facts

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Keynote

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Letters

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The Magic Bean

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Mixedmedia

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Part 2

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Part 3

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China

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Farming Solutions

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Food Sovereignty

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Tainted Tortillas

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Tricks Of The Trade

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View From The South

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The new peasants’ revolt

Katharine Ainger takes issue with a model of agriculture that’s turning small farmers from stewards of the land into servants.

How (not) to feed Africa

As famine stalks Africa Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher demands a rethink about food aid, small farms, genetic modification and debt.

Food Sovereignty

The outlines of a new agricultural paradigm.

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CHINA

Israel: time to divest

Nobel Peace Prizewinner Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that it is time for us to treat Israel as we once treated apartheid South Africa.

Tainted tortillas

Maize in Mexico has been contaminated by genetically modified organisms. Tania Molina Ramírez reports on a scandal – and what the ‘people of maize’ are doing about it.

Cutting the wire

The Landless Movement (MST) in Brazil came to prominence by occupying land. Now, reports Sue Branford, the movement’s getting serious about sustainable farming, too.

Rolex de la Pena

The dancer’s silhouette: a picture from Indonesia by the Filipino photographer Rolex de la Pena.

Robin Hood in reverse

The 2002 Farm Bill pumps a $250-billion subsidy into big farming business in the US. The losers, says Anuradha Mittal, are almost everyone else.

OBITUARY

Professor Arno Peters.

The market and the monsoon

In a special report from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, Katharine Ainger looks through the dust and the desperation at Vision 2020 – a plan to remove 20 million people from their land.

The magic bean

The way forward, says Jules Pretty, involves learning fromthe 350,000 generations of farmers, not just the last two generations of industry.

Shares in the sky

A model to reduce global warming – and increase global justice. Mark Lynas explains ‘contraction and convergence’.

Tricks of the Trade

The rules of the global trading system – who makes them and why, as they apply to rice, meat, dairy products, sugar, wheat, coffee and genetically modified soya and maize.

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