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Farming First: A Recipe to Feed a Crowded World

Originally Published on Heated by Medium x Bittman, April 30, 2019 One version of an old joke features a shipwrecked economist on a deserted island who, when asked by his fellow survivors what expertise he can offer on how they can be rescued, replies, “Assume we have a boat.” Economists have a well-deserved reputation for making their theories work only by making unrealistic assumptions about how the real world operates. I was reminded of the joke often in the five years I traveled the world researching my book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. Policy-makers from Mexico to Malawi, India to Mozambique, routinely advocated large-scale, capi

“I’m a Capitalist,” Says Warren…But Why?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sits down with CNBC's John Harwood for a "Speakeasy" interview. "I believe in markets," she said. "But only fair markets. Markets with rules." (Source: CNBC video 7/24/2018) Originally published on Common Dreams, April 26. 2019 My headline poses a question I struggle with. “Capitalism” suggests an economy driven by owners of private capital, typically with the aim of bringing the highest possible return to themselves, and I am sure that is not what Senator Elizabeth Warren stands for. Warren has made clear that what she wants (and I do, too!) is “accountable capitalism,” a market economy that works for all of us because it responds to all of us—a market that’s truly co

What the ‘Insect Apocalypse’ Has to Do With the Food We Eat

Anna Lappé talks to environmental scientist and ecologist Francisco Sánchez-Bayo about his new research on global insect decline and the under-reported connection to agriculture. Originally Published on Civil Eats, April 17, 2019 In early 2019, the journal Biological Conservation published findings from a study about global insect decline that did what few such scientific journal articles ever do: It hit the front pages of major media outlets around the world. The reason? The paper found that one-third of all insect species are in serious decline around the globe and, if trends don’t improve, we could face near mass extinction of all insects within the next century. Civil Eats recently spoke

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