Modi’s Farm Bills and Their Repeal Will Do Nothing for This Group
Bonded laborers, many of whom belong to the Dalit community, are owned by their landlords and work for little or no pay.
In Nigeria, Yam Prices Soar, and Culture Suffers
Yams mean wealth, power, and the holidays—if you can afford them.
Biden’s ‘America First’ Policies Are Spreading Global Pain
Like its blatant vaccine nationalism, the administration’s unchecked stimulus policies are hurting the world—especially the global poor.
Big Agriculture Is Best
The United States’ industrialized food system moved millions of people out of poverty and is better for the environment, too.
India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose
The country’s rural Dalits are already exploited—and know it can get worse.
India’s Rich Farmers Are Holding Up Reforms Designed to Help the Poor
Don’t listen to the activists. Millions of Indian farmers will benefit from Modi’s new laws.
India’s Green Revolution Sowed the Seeds of Today’s Meltdown
Farmers are protesting against more than Modi’s agricultural laws. They’ll keep going until he understands that.
The Last Fishermen of Kashmir
Once teeming lakes are fast disappearing and with them, a lucrative career for tens of thousands of people in the region.
Hunger Is a Weapon of War. Food Can Help Prevent It.
As the ongoing conflict in Yemen shows, it’s time to fight starvation not only on humanitarian grounds but as an essential component of military and foreign policy.
In West Africa, Climate Change Equals Conflict
The region is the poster child for insecurities already brought on by global warming.
Why Rihanna and Greta Thunberg Are Taking on India’s Modi
Global celebrities are helping Indians to fight their government’s crackdown on dissent.
Why India’s Farmers Won’t Stop Protesting
Agriculture’s importance for the labor market cannot be underestimated—especially amid a historic pandemic.
India’s Farmers Come Out in Force Against Modi
New agriculture laws are making a desperate situation more dire.
The Beautiful, Dumb Dream of McDonald’s Peace Theory
In the rich, lazy, and happy 1990s, Americans imagined a world that could be just like them.
Trump’s Trade Wars Have Made Bad Agriculture Policies Worse
From suffering U.S. farmers to the pain inflicted on the developing world, everything about U.S. agriculture policy is dysfunctional. The next administration can do better.
A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage
The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure.