Op-Ed

Why Ending Factory Farming Must Be Part of Biden’s Plan to Tackle America’s Biggest Issues

Ending factory farms is good for animal welfare, public health, worker safety, and the environment.

From Crisis to Possibility: Five Aspirations for our Food System

Transforming the food system will take great effort and requires a systems based approach. By working toward these five aspirations, it is possible to build a more equitable food system that provides nutritious food for all.

The Last Straw or a New Beginning?

India’s new farm acts might be the last straw for the country’s small-holders. As protests continue, could this lead to a new beginning for farmers?

Selling the Past as Innovation in Africa

Despite criticism, a growing number of farmers, scientists, and development experts are advocate for a shift from high-input, chemical-intensive agriculture to low-input ecological farming.

Nuance Is Our Friend, Ideology Is Our Enemy

To build a better food system, we must welcome solutions that embrace nuance.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: There Are No Healthy People on an Unhealthy Planet

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have the potential to better public health and the environment. But in recently released 2020-2025 guidelines do not go far enough.

Why Food Systems Need Resilient Farmers Markets: 5 Lessons from 2020

In addition to feeding people, farmers markets can build essential infrastructure in communities. Here are 5 main lessons drawn farmers markets operating through the pandemic.

Biden’s Agriculture Secretary: Heitkamp is the Wrong Choice

More than 150 Groups Oppose Nomination of Heitkamp for USDA Secretary, arguing that she is the wrong choice for the next USDA Secretary.

Does Kenya Need GMO Cassava? Ask the World Food Prize-winner Who Saved Africa’s Cassava

Hans Herren, who won the 1995 World Food Prize for biological pest control, argues that Africa still does not need genetically modified cassava. Rather, natural solutions can treat pests and keep the soil and crops healthy.

Why Agroecology, not Agribusiness, Will Save Our Food System

The global food system needs transforming. Family farmers can get us there, through agroecology and the equitable use of resources.