Backgrounders & Issue Briefs

Monsanto: Food, Health, Hope

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | A.V. Krebs | Apr 1, 1999

Monsanto and DuPont are betting the farm in bids to transform themselves into the Coke and Pepsi of genetically engineered crops.

Twelve Myths About Hunger

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Frances Moore Lappé, Joseph Collins and Peter Rosset | Aug 1, 1998

Why so much hunger? What can we do about it? To answer these questions we must unlearn much of what we have been taught.

Banana War in the Philippines

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | David Bacon | Jul 1, 1998

This dispute, which could paralyze most of Dole's Philippine banana operations, highlights the possible consequences of economic liberalization in the wake of the economic meltdown in southeast Asia.

Asian Financial Crisis: The Movie

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Walden Bello | Apr 1, 1998

After seeing Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, I told myself that surely I could manage something better on the Asian financial crisis.