Food First Blog

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.


Wheat: The New Frontier

Blog | William Wroblewski | Mar 15, 2011

Earlier this year, the US Department of Agriculture opened the door for the unregulated use of Monsanto’s genetically modified alfalfa.  Made…

Solidarity is Difficult Work

Blog | Tanya M. Kerssen | Mar 10, 2011

New film raises important questions for NGOs, researchers and activists The new movie by Spanish director Icíar Bollaín, Even the…

Yucca Bread: a Cuban classic

Blog | Zoe Brent | Jan 27, 2011

Yucca, or yuca, a food crop with many names and spellings – also commonly called manioc or cassava – has…

Cuba’s Army of Farmers

Blog | Zoe Brent | Jan 27, 2011

After spending the morning weeding in the hot sun soaking up the rhythm of the farm, we sought the comforts…

Memories of a Basque Meal

Blog | Leonor Hurtado | Dec 6, 2010

Two years ago, I had the good fortune to visit the incredible Spanish Basque Country to meet with leaders of…