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

New Era for Agriculture?

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Jul 1, 2008

What must we do differently to overcome poverty and hunger and achieve equitable and sustainable development in the face of environmental crises?

Exploding the Biofuel Myths

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez | Jul 6, 2007

Biofuels are the subject of much heated debate. In the hands of big business, just how green are they? And…

Biofuels: Myths of the Agro-fuels Transition

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Eric Holt-Giménez | Jul 1, 2007

The question is not whether biofuels have a place in our future, but whether or not we allow a handful of global corporations to impoverish the planet.

Biofuels: Who suffers? Who benefits?

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez and Kevin Fingerman | Feb 11, 2007

Special to the Des Moines Register Biofuels, derived from everything from corn to French-fry grease, are being widely touted in…