Podcast
Julie Francoeur, Executive Director of FairTrade
Gilad Cohen, Simona Ramkisson, Brandon Fragomeni, Alex Castellani, Ron Ma | Julie Francoeur of Fairtrade Canada talks about how people get caught up in slavery, how it finds itself in nearly everything we own, and ways to address this ever-growing dilemma.
Columnists
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Lois Ross | In a historic decision this week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
Columnists
Members of the first Canadian Farmers Brigade to Nicaragua attend the January 1985 inauguration of Daniel Ortega as FSLN President. Photo credit: Lois Ross
Lois Ross | To better understand present-day events in Nicaragua, we need to revisit the 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the agrarian reform which was to have lifted the poorest citizens out of poverty.
Columnists
People protest in Nicaragua. Photo: Julio Vannini/Flickr
Lois Ross | The 1980s were an incredible time of change, challenge and hope in Nicaragua after the 1979 Sandinista Revolution. Now many are questioning the source of the violence that's erupted in the country.
Podcast
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Piergiorgio Moro | While Indonesia is formally a democracy, powerful economic and political interests influence the law towards their interests.
News
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Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Colombian women are fighting to protect native seeds. Why? We spoke with three seed guardians about the importance of this work.
News
Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Farmers in Colombia are being systemically detained, say many human rights lawyers. Why is this practice occuring and what is the impact of these mass arrests?
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Trade ministers from 12 countries reached agreement yesterday on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, creating the largest trading bloc in the world. Canadian dairy farmers are big losers in the deal.
Blog
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Nora Loreto | Dairy farmers have a lot to lose during this election, and not just on Oct. 19.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | In 2011 the federal government purged farmer-elected directors from the Canadian Wheat Board and replaced them with Harper appointees. Now CWB assets are to be given to a private grain company.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | A new book looks at the successful battle against Monsanto’s plans to introduce genetically modified wheat to the world market. Canadian farmers played a significant role in this fight.
News
Beets. Photo: Inner City Farms
Meghan Murphy | In an effort to renew our connection to the food we eat and to confront an increasingly unsustainable global food economy -- the urban farming movement is gaining popularity in Vancouver.