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How Hunger Persists in a Rich Country Like America

September 2, 2020 – By Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, The New York Times Magazine – Beyond the pandemic emergency, there is a food crisis hidden in plain sight: Millions struggling for years to feed their families.


How power shaped the ‘success story’ of genetically modified cotton in Burkina Faso

August 30, 2020 – By Jessie Luna and Brian Dowd-Uribe – The West African nation of Burkina Faso was once the poster child for genetically modified (GM) crop advocates. Its 2008 adoption of GM cotton for smallholder farmers was hailed as an example of how these technologies could alleviate poverty and food insecurity by protecting crops from pests and increasing yields.


Local organizations promoting food access with seedlings

July 23, 2020 – Bangor Daily News – Over the past months, a number of local farms, along with the Merrymeeting Gleaners and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT), have been working together on an ambitious project to collect and distribute hundreds of seedlings to dozens of food access programs across the southern midcoast region.


The Future of Our Food Supply

July 20, 2020 – By Nicole Flatow, Bloomberg CityLab – From grocery stores and online delivery to farms and restaurants, how and where we get our food may never look the same.


COVID-19 Issue Spotlight: Food Justice

July 17, 2020 – Maine Initiatives – How Maine Initiatives’ grantees are creating systems that promote food security and food sovereignty, particularly for Maine’s Immigrant and Tribal communities, demonstrating that food justice is a racial justice issue.


Innovative grower campaign aims to relieve food insecurity

July 12, 2020 – By Fran Gonzalez, Village Soup Waldo – A new effort in Waldo County is quickly making inroads with a network of community leaders, farmers and growers, local artists, small businesses, and creative-thinkers working together to tackle food insecurity.