The Road to Food Sovereignty. Peasant Farming, Not Industrial Food Production

Time is running out if the world is going to slash greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep us below a 1.5°c temperature rise by 2100, an aspiration set by the Paris climate accords.

Two conferences this autumn tackled different ends of the problem, in splendid isolation from each other. The UN Committee on World Food Security held its annual meeting in Rome in mid-October, alarmed that the number of hungry people on the planet has suddenly climbed by 40 million in the past year – much of it due to the direct and indirect effects of climate change – and fearful that an unpredictable climate…

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2 thoughts on “The Road to Food Sovereignty. Peasant Farming, Not Industrial Food Production

  1. I, too, was impressed by this article. Not only is industrial agriculture destroying our soils, but intensive biodynamic methods produce far better overall yields. Moreover with technical innovation there is a labor surplus. It makes perfect sense for them to give their land back so they can engage in farming.

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