Food for All 29.4

Published: October 2003

Editorial The Whole Enchilada

Pretending to Help the Poor - Anuradha Mittal
A Third World activist challenges the hypocrisy of the biotech giants.

When Organics Go Mainstream - Vijay Cuddeford
The rising mass-market appeal of organic foods has changed the world for the small, local producers who started it all.

Local Attraction - Organics v. Gene Giants
Five Policies for an Organic Future

One Belly, One Vote - Sally Miller
Food democracy lives at the co-op.

Whose Label? - Hilary Chop
Organic certification now serves big business better than farmers and consumers.

So Near, Yet So Far - Sylvia Mangalam
Local producers are blocked by the centralized systems of big grocery chains.

Life After Oil - Melinda Zytaruk
Cuba’s fossil fuel shortage has inspired innovations that combine sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.

Passing on Greenhouse Gases

Juan Valdez, Meet Jane Walden - Connie Berry
All our food should be “fair trade” – in the North and in the South.

Deadly Double Standard - Donald C. Cole
Pesticides severely restricted in the North continue to poison farmers in the South.

Food for All - Josée Johnston
The story of FoodShare shows how community food security programs can make a difference, even if they can’t end hunger.

Belo Horizonte Social Club - Cecilia Rocha
Where food is treated as a right, both farmers and urban residents benefit.

Take Food Action - Deborah Barndt
Check out some ideas for action and resources for getting started.

Digest This - Wayne Roberts
Recognizing the right to food could usher in a new era of social and environmental gains.

Toxic Food Poisons Traditions

Plus Canadian News, Global News, Campaigns, Research Findings

Science Desk - Denyse O’Leary
Forest biodiversity, hydrogen fuel hitch

Letter from Perth - Cheryl Nash
EcoPerth pulls together with potlucks and polar plunges.

Stir It Up - Tooker Gomberg
Ten ways to rekindle action for peace.

Who Said That? - Paul Bobier
Match some quotable quotes with notable names.

Double Take - Charles Dobson
The SARS outbreak demonstrates our vulnerability to nature’s

Political Science - Stephen Bocking
Deregulation will not stabilize our energy supply – policies that foster innovation will.

United We Fish - Martha Stiegman
The fight against the privatization of the fisheries is creating new alliances between native and non-native fishing communities in southwest Nova Scotia.

Reality Cheque - Katherine Scott
Government cuts have forced non-profit and voluntary organizations to devote scarce resources to the money-chase.

Something Smells - Joel Novek
Government regulation is not keeping up with the growth of factory hog farms.

Canadian Undergraduate Environmental Studies Programs
The directory that connects students with environmental schools.


Genetically Modified Foods - M. Ruse & D. Castle, eds.
Confronting Consumption - T. Princen, M. Maniates & K. Conca, eds.
Thinking Ecologically - Bruce Morito
Dedans/Dehors art exhibit - Chantal Dumas
Bioviva board game - Outset Media
Taking Stands - Maureen G. Reed
Hot Green Web Sites

Brain Mulch - Ryan D. Kennedy
Confessions of a triple-X shopper go from big bad box stores to worse.

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