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Food and Agriculture

As the actual environmental and economic costs of the industrial agricultural system become more evident, we are seeing many new campaigns to regain control over what we eat—food safety initiatives, local food movements, fights against genetically modified food and destructive trade policies, and the Slow Food movement.

April 13, 2014

Why Do I Work So Hard?

Two starkly different visions of life's meaning from a pair of car ads
View from Africa on Ostrom's Nobel Prize
December 16, 2013

The View from Africa on Elinor Ostrom

Her research validates the value of traditional cooperative land management
October 20, 2013

How One Farmer Protects His Land from Fracking

Stephen Cleghorn enacts a Rights of Nature easement on his Pennsylvania farm
June 9, 2013

Foodopoly

Our dysfunctional, corporate dominated food system threatens our health and the planet
April 30, 2013

The Real Tragedy

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to--not what is caused by--the commons
March 10, 2013

Land Grabs Spread Throughout Developing World

Hunger and Human Rights abuses threaten fragile rural communities
October 22, 2012

A 500-Year Revolution of the Rich Against the Poor

The loss of the Medieval commons still affects the world today
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election
September 19, 2012

Monsanto Goes All Out to Keep GMOs a Secret Ingredient in Our Food

Polls show California voters favor labeling GMOs, but agribusiness dumps millions to defeat labeling in November election