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Bahamas

Bahamas…

  • Tue Sep 6 08:10:28 2016
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Food for thought

A recent conference on food security did nothing to address the concerns of small farmers and local communities.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Food - wake-up call

The excellent Oakland Institute in California has produced this useful briefing which sheds a little more light on what's really going on.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Another Guatemalan banana union leader shot dead

On March 2nd, Guatemalan banana union leader, Miguel Angel Ramirez ofSITRABANSUR, was shot dead. SITRABANSUR, which is affiliated to BananaLinks Guatemala partner union UNSITRAGUA, was founded by Miguel Ramirezand his fellow workers at the 'Olga Maria' plantation in the PacificSouth of Guatemala in July 2007. Since then SITRABANSUR members havebeen harassed and threatened by private security hired by the company-Frutera Internacional Sociedad Anónima, supplier to Chiquita Brands-and 24 union…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Gustavo Esteva, the man who invented 'No Corn, No Country'

Gustava Esteva, one of Mexico's most distinguished economists andsenior civil servants during the 1970s, gave it all up to live thesimple life of a traditional peasant on three acres of land in thevillage of San Pablo Etla in Oaxaca, a province of mostly Indigenouspeoples in southern Mexico. From this perch on the world, which hecalls Mexico profundo, Esteva became one of the leading prophets ofthe developing Zapatista movement, later serving as their advisor innegotiations with the Mexican…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Have your say... on the future of fair trade

Fair trade business is booming across the Western world, which can onlybe good news for the millions of poor farmers struggling to survive inthe face of collapsing commodity prices and ruthless multinationals,right? Maybe, but as fair trade goes mainstream, formerly-cleardistinctions about who really benefits are getting blurry.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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NI Japan Lecture Meeting 2 “Let’s talk about seeds and exchange traditional varieties”

NI Japan -Exploring Sustainable Society and Lifestyle- Lecture Meeting Series2 .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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In danger of destruction

Vancouver’s only working farm is in danger of destruction by developers, writes Canadian journalist Hadani Ditmars, who will soon be joining New Internationalist as a co-editor. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Feast and famine

With the Christmas parties and New Year feasting that's featuring in many millions of homes this week, the Radio New Internationalist team wants to get it's teeth into some of the interviews that we've done during 2007 about the food we're finding on our dinner tables: Angus Calder - a company director in search of more efficient agriculture - takes us through the problems that threaten our food supplies. As rising populations face falling levels of both water and agriculture land, he…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Permaculture

For a while now, when asked about the NI magazine topic I’ll betackling next, I’ve had to say: ‘permaculture.’ Invariably asked whatthat is, I’ve had to say: ‘I have no idea.’ Extreme hairdressing? Thelifestyle of Siberia?So how come I am starting to put together a magazine aboutpermaculture? Here I enter Donald Rumsfeld territory.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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