Backgrounders & Issue Briefs

Backgrounder: Dismantling Racism in the Food System

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Breeze Harper and Eric Holt-Giménez | Mar 21, 2016

Here we discuss how racism and our food system have co-evolved, how present-day racism operates within the food system, and what we can do to dismantle racism

World Hunger: Ten Myths

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Frances Moore Lappé and Joseph Collins | Aug 15, 2015

In this Backgrounder we encapsulate 40 years of learning and in-depth new research to reframe ten such ways of thinking explored in our latest book World Hunger: 10 Myths.

Food Sovereignty in Practice in the Basque Country

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | EHNE-Bizkaia | Oct 1, 2013

Food Sovereignty is a right and a utopia that helps us change society. It is the right of all peoples to decide on their means of production and what they eat.

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Farm Bill Fiasco: What next for the food movement?

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Christopher D. Cook | Apr 1, 2013

Despite strong public opinion supporting local food, organic agriculture and food workers’ rights, agribusiness continues to dominate food and farming policy.