Food justice files

  • New Internationalist image for /features/2022/12/15/hungry-season-sierra-leone-fjf

    VIDEO: ‘It’s a battle to survive’

    An intimate 7-minute video portrait shares a stonecutter’s family struggling with hunger in Sierra Leone.
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    How to achieve full decolonization

    Southern governments are captive to the demands of international capital, which stops them from meeting people’s real needs. Modern monetary theory offers a path to true economic sovereignty, says Jason Hickel.
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    Digital dinners

    Pat Mooney explores what happens when Big Data meets Big Ag. Interview by Nick Dowson.
  • New Internationalist image for /immersive/2021/09/20/disappearing-senegalese-sardines-fjf

    The disappearing Senegalese sardines

    Hazel Healy sheds light on a deeply dysfunctional food chain.
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    No more green revolutions

    Raj Patel critiques input-heavy agriculture.
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    Where does all the food go?

    There’s more than enough food – if it’s shared out evenly. A data visualization by David McCandless.
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    ‘Food is love’

    Urban growers Dee Woods and Stefanie Swanepoel compare notes across continents with Amy Hall.
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    Taking back the peanut basin

    The soil is dying, the water’s running out, and climate change is rendering the future even more uncertain. Hazel Healy speaks to farmers in Senegal who are ready for a different system.
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    10 steps to end world hunger

    1 Put food before trade Trade rules are the architecture of an unequal and extractive food system.
  • New Internationalist image for /features/2021/06/08/what-if-food-was-guaranteed-fjf-justice

    What if…food was guaranteed?

    Hazel Healy sketches out a world with nutritious diets for all people.
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    A taste of hope

    With herders under threat from global heating in Somaliland, the government has hatched a plan to move millions to the coast. But can pastoralists adapt to fishing. Alice Rowsome and Yahye Xanas investigate.
  • New Internationalist image for /features/2021/06/17/pandemic-has-worsened-brazil-hunger-crisis-fjf

    The pandemic has worsened Brazil’s hunger crisis

    A recent study suggests that as many as six in ten Brazilians are struggling to put food on the table, reports Beatriz Miranda.
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    Zambia’s meal-finishers

    Audrey Simango reports on the phenomena of young men taking over abandoned meals. 
  • New Internationalist image for /immersive/2021/06/08/when-kfc-came-kenya-fjf

    When KFC came to Kenya

    As Big Food spreads throughout the Global South using the tobacco playbook, Kabugi Mbae investigates the rise in obesity – and non-communicable diseases – in Kenya. 
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    Freedom food

    Rebel chefs are on a mission to decolonize diets across sub-Saharan Africa. Kareem Arthur goes in search of new ingredients.
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    The interview: Michael Fakhri

    Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has a bold vision for a trade system that reflects how people actually eat.
  • New Internationalist image for /features/2021/03/17/business-interests-have-hijacked-un-food-summit-fjf-emergency

    Business interests have hijacked the UN food summit

    Small farmers, social movements and human rights are being elbowed out, says Kirtana Chandrasekaran.
  • New Internationalist image for /features/2021/02/08/what-if-we-banned-intensive-farming-animals-fjf

    What if…we banned the intensive farming of animals?

    Hazel Healy imagines an end to cheap meat.
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    How ancient forest gardens keep hunger at bay

    Tesfa-Alem Tekle showcases the unique agroforestry system that sustains communities in Ethiopia’s southern highlands.
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    Planet farm

    Rob Wallace connects industrialized farming to the emergence of ever more deadly pathogens.
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    Back to the wild

    Natalia Torres Garzon on the return to wild food sources in Mexico.
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    9 inspiring food-aid projects

    Emergency relief can be done in ways that go beyond sticking-plaster solutions. Frideswide O’Neill and Hazel Healy profile nine groups doing things differently…
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    How foodbanks went global

    The rise of food charity in some of the most affluent countries is surely a sign that something has gone badly wrong. So why is this broken model being exported to the rest of the world? Charlie Spring investigates.
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    ‘People can't afford to eat'

    Penny Walters bears witness to food poverty in the UK and suggests a way out of it. As told to Hazel Healy.
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    Hunger: the facts

    A data dive into global trends explores how rising malnourishment co-exists with overabundance and waste.
  • New Internationalist image for /immersive/2020/09/29/death-covid-19-or-hunger

    Death by Covid-19 – or hunger?

    The pandemic has left millions of people on the brink of starvation. Hazel Healy asks why our food system is failing the poorest so badly – and offers a glimpse of a more equitable path. With extra reporting by Mohamed Camara.
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    Introducing… the Food Justice files

    New Internationalist launches a one-year series dedicated to unpicking why hunger persists.