Food First News & Views

Occupy the Food System!

Food First News & Views | Food First | Oct 1, 2011

Fall 2011, Vol. 33, No. 122 As the food movement moves into the new political spaces being opened up by Occupy Wall Street, a bold vision of food sovereignty is being crafted.

Greening the Food Desserts

Food First News & Views | Food First | Jul 1, 2011

Summer 2011, Vol. 33, No. 121 Recently First Lady Michelle Obama announced that SUPERVALU, Walgreens and Walmart committed to open or expand 1500 supermarkets across America’s "food deserts."

2010 Annual Report

Annual Report | Food First News & Views | Food First | Apr 1, 2011

Spring 2011, Vol. 33, No. 120 Due to the world economic crisis, Food First, like so many organizations faced serious budget shortfalls with grants down by 61% and individual donations down by 17% in 2009-2010 compared to the previous fiscal year.

Perpetuating the Eternal Food Fight

Food First News & Views | Food First | Dec 1, 2010

Winter 2010, Vol. 32, No. 119 The recycling of failed neoliberal solutions keeps us from addressing the root causes of hunger including poverty and the inequitable distribution of resources.

International Tug of War Over How to End Hunger

Food First News & Views | Food First | Jul 1, 2010

Summer 2010, Vol. 32 No. 117 If civil society is not allowed to lead, the tug-of-war between Rome, New York and DC over who will end hunger will end in “business as usual.”

2009 Annual Report

Annual Report | Food First News & Views | Food First | Apr 1, 2010

Spring 2010, Vol. 32, No. 116 In 2010, we will continue to expose the roots of hunger and promote the changes needed to transform our food systems. We also work within US-based coalitions including the Community Food Security Coalition.

2008 Annual Report

Annual Report | Food First News & Views | Food First | Apr 1, 2009

Spring 2009, Vol. 31, No. 112 Food First staff and interns spent much of 2008 documenting the root causes of the food crisis for a book slated for June 2009 publication, Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice.

Opening the Door to Food Sovereignty in Ecuador

Food First News & Views | Food First | Dec 1, 2008

Winter 2008, Vol. 30, No. 111 In an unprecedented move, Ecuador established Food Sovereignty in their new constitution, in September of this year.