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Without water, there is no life
Industrial agriculture is drying up the land in Almeria, Spain.
speaks to activists and small-scale farmers trying to avert local ecocide.
Organic food is a ‘human right’, says leading food scientist
To stamp out pesticides from our fragile food systems is to protect those most prone to ill health, Friends of the Earth’s senior staff scientist,
The hidden polluters
Agricultural air pollution seems to be a tough nut to crack.
explores the air-pollution problem down on the farm.
The plight of Spain’s migrant workers
Many in Southern Spain's migrant workforce have long been alleging systematic exploitation from employers.
explains the repercussions for workers demanding more during this crisis.
Argentina’s big squeeze
Why is hunger growing in a country known as an agricultural powerhouse?
reports from Buenos Aires.
A bee-friendly path to a healthier future
In Italy, organic farmers are helping to keep pollinators – and crops – flourishing.
Little insects, big impact
By introducing bee hives to their fields, Indian farmers are improving productivity – and lives.
Total control: is Monsanto unstoppable?
Monsanto has a mission. But where will it lead the rest of us?
begins this month's investigation into one of the world's most powerful and hated corporations.
A bitter harvest for Palestine’s olive growers
As the picking season draws to a close,
meets farmers affected by Israeli repression.
Norman Borlaug: another subjective obituary
Called the 'Father of the Green Revolution', Norman Borlaug died on 12 September. Paul H Johnson argues that the glowing obituaries are only telling half the tale.
Less means more
As new research on low-input farming gains ground, the merging of farm, food, health and environment concerns will become the new normal, writes Wayne Roberts.
Will Obama bring 1990s food policy to an end?
‘If the transition to Obama is to become the end of an era as well as the end of an error,’ says food and agriculture activist and author
, then ‘the legacy of Bill Clinton as well as George Bush will need to be overcome.’
The Solution That Wasn't
in Beijing debunks the idea of a New Green Revolution.
Rice under threat
The Pesticide Action Network
reports from Penang on the threat to China's staple food.
A Fable For Tomorrow