For urban and rural farmer stewardship of natural resources, job creation and access to nutritious food.

NEWS - International

The 'Grapes of Wrath' re-visited. California has just been through its hottest and driest three years in recorded history.

Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist from the Central Valley area says: 

"The current drought truly does feel different. It feels like uncharted territory. The big question in the air right now is: What’s next year going to bring? If we don’t have a seriously wet winter, next year could just be epic."

Photographer Matt Black’s life’s work chronicles the plight of his native Central Valley. His work was recently featured in a photo essay and video in the New Yorker.

"You see these big, vast stretches of land that are fallow, and looking down the road, in 15-20 years, you know, whatever’s going to come with climate change, clearly we’re in for some major changes here.

Double standards in the WTO rules are exposed when India’s subsidies of $12 bn to its 500 mn farme[more]
Mozambique: peasant backlash in corporate paradise
The ProSavana Master Plan* lays out several business opportunities for companies to invest in and ge[more]
Africa’s SeedCo goes under Corporate Control
The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is deeply concerned about the recent acquisitions[more]
TPPA, TIPA, and now TISA
Public Services International (PSI), affiliate leaders and partners recently convened at a Global T[more]
Dutch Intellectuals Apologise to Putin for their Government's LiesFirst published August 27, 20[more]
Coke Boycott US
What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They’ve both spent millions of dollars to keep you in t[more]
No to ProSavana
(August 2014:, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe): At the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s S[more]
Big Ag’s New Big Push
“One Agriculture-One Science” is a consortium of agricultural education institutes, research org[more]
A new report from GRAIN1 offers a deep analysis of the data available on agricultural systems and fo[more]
(May 19-23): The fifth round of TTIP talks - (Transatlantic version of the TTP) - will commence in A[more]
The U.S. has tried bullying Russia ever since the Communists threw out the Czar. With the UK's promp[more]
African governments are in the spotlight for their role in the continent’s land grabs which has se[more]
New Zealand
Victoria Divests Fossil Fuels
Victoria University of Wellington has initiated the necessary processes to move out of investment in carbon-emitting f[more]
Global Climate Events
September’s massive climate mobilisation is gathering steam.In just days, as major world leaders meet at the UN[more]
NZ: Once GE-free
The GE debate rises againThe informative article by Rebecca Reider appeared in the printed version of the Elem[more]
Dick Smith Breaking the Mould
Dick Smith, best known to New Zealanders as the Australian businessman who started Dick Smith Electronics (and sold i[more]
Tell Starbucks to dump GMOs – stop fighting GMO labelling!
Starbucks is the most popular and widespread coffeehouse chain on the planet. But like a lot of modern corporates much[more]
Living Wage Campaign
It’s election year and we have a strategy to develop which can put public pressure on politicians to make the Living[more]
css.php