Kathleen Merrigan on Food and Farming in U.S. and the Future of the Country’s Agricultural System

Kathleen Merrigan, Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, talks about the need to support rural communities, young farmers, and the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture under a new administration.

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.

The Trump Administration’s False Promise to Rural America

If future GMO crops are to play positive environmental and social roles, they must be developed and deployed under policies and other conditions that favor and value agro-ecology, rural society, food sovereignty, and the environment over corporate control and excessive profit.