Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Tom Philpott | Dec 14, 2020
The San Joaquin Valley stands as one of the jewels of US agriculture: a massive producer of fruits, vegetables, wine grapes, and nuts. Like the state of California itself, it came into US possession during a gold rush—and has been shaped by money and power ever since.
Annual Report | Food First News & Views | Food First | Apr 2, 2020
Food is the basis for social life. And we won’t stop until it is no longer treated as a commodity for profit or as a
weapon. We will need a deeply informed, strategic, and broad social movement to build power to change not only
our food system, but everything. We cannot do it without you.
Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Alastair Iles, Annie Shattuck, Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Erik Hazard, Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, M. Jahi Chappell and Maywa Montenegro | Mar 26, 2020
What does it look like when activist-scholars, embedded in academic institutions that foster a culture of individualism and competition, work to collectivize their efforts and support social movements fighting for systemic change?
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how an economic system dependent on low-wage labor creates as many issues as it purports to solve. When profit determines every outcome of social and economic life,...