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Food Security & Agriculture

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A Dialogue on Sharing Food

If we are concerned about stopping the enduring crime of starvation amidst plenty, we cannot restrict our actions to the level of our own country or community. We should rather think about sharing food in global terms and, above all, in relation to the politics of ending hunger, says Mohammed Mesbahi.

Can the Sharing Economy Solve Global Hunger? It All Depends...

Few people within the sharing economy movement are considering the application of this important concept to the most pressing global issues of our time. So it’s very encouraging to see an article that asks if sharing can solve global hunger – although a comprehensive answer deserves much more research, insight and consideration.

Global Sharing Day 2013: Let's Talk about Food

The idea of sharing food has taken root in recent years as a response to our broken food systems, but does it make sense to talk about food sharing on a global basis? Perhaps it does, as long as we advocate a true form of economic sharing that addresses the power structures and politics underlying our unjust globalised food economy.

On Seed Freedom and Sharing

The seed freedom movement is an inspiring example of how the principle of sharing is central to resolving the crisis in agriculture, and highlights the urgency of resisting the powerful agribusinesses that seek to eliminate biodiversity and criminalise the saving and sharing of seed. 

Civil Society Statement of Concern on 2nd Global Conference

Civil society organizations from around the world raise concerns with the objectives of the 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3-7 September 2012.

Off the Rails: Food Security and the WTO

In view of the deadlock in the WTO talks, governments could take actions now to begin negotiating the terms of a limited role for trade in achieving food security, rather than to continue to advance complete market access for transnational agribusinesses at any cost, writes Karen Hansen-Kuhn.

The Food Movement: Its Power and Possibilities

Forty years after food activism took off around the globe, corporatism is stronger than ever. But so is the grassroots push for control over our work, land, and seeds, say Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel, Vandana Shiva, and Michael Pollan in an exchange in The Nation.

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