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Katharine Ainger takes issue with a model of agriculture that’s turning small farmers from stewards of the land into servants.
As famine stalks Africa Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher demands a rethink about food aid, small farms, genetic modification and debt.
Nobel Peace Prizewinner Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that it is time for us to treat Israel as we once treated apartheid South Africa.
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.
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.
The dancer’s silhouette: a picture from Indonesia by the Filipino photographer Rolex de la Pena.
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.
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 way forward, says Jules Pretty, involves learning fromthe 350,000 generations of farmers, not just the last two generations of industry.
A model to reduce global warming – and increase global justice. Mark Lynas explains ‘contraction and convergence’.
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.
Mental health (Issue 452)
Mari Marcel Thekaekara congratulates the country’s Dalit community on finally winning legal protection against discrimination.
Argument: Is it time to ditch the pursuit of economic growth?
As Mother’s Day approaches in India, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how motherhood has changed along with the online communication boom.
As a young student is injured for wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes, Mari Marcel Thekeakara says that women will fight on against violence.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.
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