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Articles with keyword "Food Sovereignty"

Don't Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa

Posted on: Monday, May 21, 2012

Keywords: Africa, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

We're never going to end hunger in Africa without upholding the rights of women farmers.

What's Agriculture Got To Do with Climate Change?

Posted on: Monday, November 30, 2009

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, UN, Food Sovereignty

We tend to think of cars as the main culprits in climate change. But industrial agriculture, with its fossil-fuel-based fertilizers and pesticides, monoculture plantations, fuel-guzzling global transport system, and clear-cutting of carbon-absorbing forests is the source of as much as...

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.Reaffirming our...

G8 to Poor Women: Let Them Eat Dirt

Posted on: Thursday, July 17, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

Last week, leaders of the world’s richest countries, the Group of Eight (G8), met to chart the course of the global economy at the luxurious Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. While President Bush and his colleagues...

A Women's Declaration to the G8: Support Real Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

Posted on: Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

To: Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (Japan) Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Canada) President Nicolas Sarkozy (France) Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany) Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (Italy) President Dmitry Medvedev (Russia) Prime Minister Gordon Brown (United Kingdom) President George Bush (United States) ...

Solving the Global Food Crisis Starts with Women's Rights

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty, Emergency Relief

A version of this article was distributed through the Progressive Media Project. Ana Chumba is facing a choice that no mother should ever have to make: whether to feed her daughter or send her to school. Ana is a...

Food Policies Leave People Hungry

Posted on: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

A version of this article was distributed by the National Women's Editorial Forum. This week the U.N. convened world leaders in Rome to hammer out solutions to the food crisis. Once again policy leaders are forgetting that food is...

The Globalization of Hunger

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

At first, the numbers don't seem to add up. The world produces more food than ever—enough to feed twice the global population. Yet, more people than ever suffer from hunger; and their numbers are rising. Today, 854 million people, most...

Food for Life

Posted on: Saturday, October 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty, Climate Change

Your Lunch's Link to Climate Change, Biodiversity and Global Justice This year, the UN Meteorological Organization warned of record-breaking extreme weather on every continent. Around the world, wars are raging over natural...

Feed People, Not Cars: Agrofuels are no Solution to Climate Change

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Why is Energy a Women's Issue? In most of the Global South women are responsible for collecting household fuel for cooking, lighting, and other family needs. Most of this energy is derived from natural resources such as...

Reshape Food Aid: A MADRE Alert

Posted on: Monday, August 6, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Food Sovereignty

Reshape Food Aid: Reach More People | Support Local Farmers A MADRE Action Alert The world’s problems are interconnected; therefore we need to look for holistic solutions that...

Hunger in Palestine

Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2004

Keywords: Palestine, Economic Justice, Food Sovereignty, Water Rights

Hunger in Palestine:A MADRE BACKGROUNDER BASED ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD, A REPORT BY UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR JEAN ZIEGLERSpring 2004In July 2003, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food traveled to the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

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