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December 23, 2015 |
The day we met Assétou in her village, she was angry. None of the women farmers in her association could make ends meet. But she has a vision that promotes sustainable, healthy, and nutritious food.

The feasting season and a new idea for ending food waste through taxation

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It's the time of year for giving and for overeating. Here's what our national dining table looks like.

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Organic methods transform agriculture in Africa

December 9, 2015
| For years, corporations have been insisting that fertilizers and GMOs are the only way to feed the world. But a new report shows the remarkable success of agro-ecological methods in Africa.
Length: 14:40 minutes (13.43 MB)
| October 6, 2015
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From private lawn to urban farm

May 4, 2015
| Homeowners throughout Vancouver have allowed a local farming collective to rip up their front lawns and plant vegetables. In the process, they discover that sustainable living is possible in the city.
Length: 12:05 minutes (11.07 MB)
| April 23, 2015
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Vandana Shiva on Earth Rights

February 9, 2015
| Part two of a speech by Vandana Shiva, in which she addresses solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.
Length: 29:29 minutes (40.51 MB)

Five more global food trends for 2015

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This is going to be the busiest year ever for global food movements. Ten issues are ready for prime time.

I already reviewed five of these -- the rebellion of underpaid food producers, empathy for livestock animals, appreciation for the life-force and probiotics behind food, the central role of youth in food movements and a rising swell of food politics.

Today, I rush through the last five.

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Five global food trends for 2015

I have no idea whether cauliflower will send kale back to the farm leagues this year, or if Greek yoghurt is doomed to eat the dust of customers rushing away to kefir, or whether harissa will redefine cool and sriracha will be yesterday's hot sauce.

But I can see some clear trends arising from deep-going changes within our global food system. We are in a moment of greater shift disturbing than any since the modern food movement emerged full-blown from distinct social, cultural, spiritual, ecological and public health organizations during the 1990s.

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The Brazil Food Guide: Look at food differently in 2015

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This is the year we can all look to Brazil's Food Guide for tips on how to consider what we eat in a new light.

The holiday and feasting season in December is the hardest time of the year to be counting calories on a diet. January is a different story as many of us turn to food as a source of our resolutions. This January is probably the easiest time to try out Brazil’s bold dietary guidelines, issued this year and recently made available in English. 

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