Op-Ed

The Pandemic Almost Killed My Restaurants. The Climate Crisis Will Be Worse.

The climate crisis threatens restaurants and the livelihood of workers. The time is now to reconsider our diets and the impact that consumers’ eating habits have on the planet.

The Dark Side of Agricultural Free Trade: A Caribbean Perspective

Free trade in agriculture has disrupted livelihoods, crippled infrastructures, and eroded essential support services within Caribbean economies.

We All Have the Right to Food Grown Without Toxic Pesticides

In some neighborhoods, organic produce can be inaccessible and unaffordable, but everyone has a right to food free from pesticides.

Indigenous Peoples Hold the Past and Future of Food in Their Hands

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples offers an opportunity to give thanks to the Indigenous cultures who steward the land and protect the world’s biodiversity.

Biden’s Ambitious Goals for Climate and Agriculture Require Bolder Strategies

The final draft of the Democratic National Convention Platform promises to help slow climate change and proposes a net zero emissions goal for agriculture, but Joe Biden’s strategies do not go far enough. There is still time to change that.

Africa’s Farmers: Key to Solving Malnutrition

For the fifth straight year, chronic hunger increased worldwide. But supporting small-scale farmers and ecologically sound farming practices has the potential to nourish communities and the planet.

A Call for Community-Based Seed Diversity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is pushing America’s seed diversity and sovereignty to a crisis point — and how we respond could affect our food security and even national security for years to come, writes Gary Paul Nabhan.

COVID-19 and the Global Food Supply: Big Lessons from the World’s Small Farms

Successes in farming communities from Nepal to Guatemala hold lessons for those in the U.S. who see small-scale farms as one way to build resilience. Though each success story is different, the communities often share three commonalities.

COVID-19 Is Hitting Kenyan Horticulture Exports Hard

Kenya’s horticulture export sector was booming, but now it is being pummeled by COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Some growers are finding new opportunities in local markets.

Everyone’s Business: Food Systems Transformation as the Defining Issue of our Time

From better business practices to policy intervention, the current pandemic creates an opportunity to address food safety, create more sustainable practices, and transform the food and health systems.