Center of Concern | Tue, Jul 1, 2008
Biofuels, or fuels derived from plants, have been making headlines recently for their role in the world food crisis. Touted as a new clean fuel that will help solve the climate crisis, activists have long warned about the poverty and justice implications. Nonetheless, while the conversion of basic food crops into fuel for vehicles in wealthy countries seems a particularly cruel incarnation of the growing divide between the haves and have-nots of the world, it is also only a symptom of a broken economic order that prioritizes profits over human subsistence.
Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 5, 2008
This week, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization is hosting a World Food Security Conference in Rome. Originally conceived as an opportunity for the international community to explore the potential implications of climate change on world food security in the coming decades, the current global food crisis has highlighted not just the relevancy, but the desperate urgency of the issue.
Global Women's Project | Thu, Jun 15, 2006
Agriculture is central to women and women are central to agriculture as
producers, processors, retailers in the cash economy and as consumers
in their role of social reproduction in the care economy. This power
point presentation examines the multiple ways women interact with the
food supply chain.