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The Food First Blog features news from the US and global food movement, and original analysis from Food First staff, fellows, board members, allies and research interns. Blog highlights are featured in our monthly e-newsletters. Click here to subscribe.


What Aussie Farmers Really Need Is Farm Justice

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez and Eva Perroni | Oct 10, 2018

This article was originally published by the Sydney Environmental Institute on October 10, 2018. Click here to view the original…

Food Waste: Valuing a New Commodity

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Aug 29, 2018

A commodity is, in the first place an object outside us, a thing that by its properties satisfies human wants…

Food Sovereignty Tours Transition

Blog | Food First | Aug 29, 2018

To Our Food First Family, What does Food Sovereignty actually look like? In 2010, this question led us to launch…

The Ugly Truth of Ugly Produce

Blog | The Phat Beets Crew | Aug 16, 2018

Back in 2015 we at Phat Beets Produce received a curious email from a “startup” produce company serving the East…

Symposium Takes on Food and Land Justice

Blog | Lauren Everett | Aug 13, 2018

This article was originally published on Solutions Blog at Sustainability – Portland State University. In May 2018, the Graduate Certificate…

Coffee and the Shock Doctrine in Puerto Rico

Blog | Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer | Jul 24, 2018

In Naomi Klein’s framework, The Shock Doctrine is the well-worn strategy of capitalist development in the “shock” mode. Part of…