2013 Food Sovereignty Prize

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October 16 is World Food Day, a day dedicated to education about world hunger and possible solutions. For the past two decades small producers, and family farmers have been developing the concept of food sovereignty, based in the belief that all people deserve a say in how their food is produced, as well as the …

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International Woman

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March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women around the world struggle for having power over simple decisions that heavily affect their lives and the lives of the their families and children. Below I am sharing a video clip of Raj Patel, a writer whom I like, as he explains the concept of “food sovereignty” and …

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Healing the world on global and individual levels

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As many of you know. I have spent the last twelve-and-a- half years educating and advocating decision makers in Washington DC and at the United Nations on issues of peace, social justice and ecology. Within the past year and a half I have also begun working with individuals as a health coach – helping them …

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All of our eggs in one of five baskets?

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As 500 million eggs are recalled, the salmonella scare underscores the way in which the U.S. food system, that values “free trade,” comparative advantage and idolizes efficiency and specialization, may not be the safest model to be trusted with our daily breakfast. In a recent Food and Water Watch statement, Assistant Director, Patty Lovera states …

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