Green Revolution

Rather than increasing food production through land reform and agroecology, the Green Revolution promotes technological intensification using new seed varieties, mechanization and agrochemicals. For an introduction to this issue, download our Food First Issue Primer on the Green Revolution

When a banana is much more than a banana

Blog | Ahna Kruzic, Angie Carter and Rivka Fidel | Mar 7, 2016

Ames, Iowa – A recent controversy about an upcoming genetically engineered (GE) banana study at Iowa State University (ISU) highlights…

The Spurning of Monsanto: Tip of the iceberg?

Blog | Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero | Feb 22, 2016

Early this month the Syngenta corporation made history by accepting a buyout bid from the Chinese state-owned company ChemChina. The…

The World Bank’s Long War on Peasants

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez and Tanya M. Kerssen | Apr 20, 2015

“The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they are selling—their ideas, their version of history, their…

Agroecology and the Disappearing Yield Gap

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Dec 10, 2014

The more scientists actually study agroecology, the better it looks. The largest meta-analysis to date comparing yields of organic and…