With a major obesity epidemic on the rise, the Mexican state of Oaxaca is banning the sale of junk food to children in order to change purchasing habits.
A recent study suggests reintroducing wild crops to bolster food security, restore local ecosystems, and improve community health in desert regions.
As COVID-19 spreads in Mexico, citizens will likely see the pandemic impact food security, student nutrition, agricultural workers, and more.
Voting is now open for SXSW Panels including Food Tank’s panels featuring LGBTQ+ visibility, farmworker rights, and food in the 2020 election.
Tortillas are a fundamental mainstay of the Mexican table and synthesize many agricultural, environmental, social, and nutritional challenges facing the country.
López Obrador’s victory in Mexico brings hope for Mexican farmers expecting more self-sufficiency through a reduction in dependence on imports, chemical-intensive production methods, and GMOs. Promises of support for sustainable practices on small and medium-scale farms are on the horizon.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement leads the political race to be the next President of Mexico and has endorsed a far-reaching set of reforms to improve Mexico’s rural sector. The program centers on the idea of “food sovereignty” and is sharply critical of NAFTA.