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?
Academic Publication | Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Colin R. Anderson, Csilla Kiss, Janneke Bruil, M. Jahi Chappell and Michel P. Pimbert | Feb 21, 2020
How can agroecology be advanced, amplified, scaled up and out? In each context, there are enabling and disabling conditions that shape the potential for agroecology to be scaled. This Food First Issue Brief identifies six ‘domains of transformation’ that are essential to consider in agroecology transformations.
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,...