Puerto Rico imports 85% of its food. It was once a thriving agricultural hub thanks to its tropical climate, rich biodiversity, and sustainable farming traditions. These farms are part of the agroecology movement that seeks food sovereignty.
After a yearlong battle, Indian farmers have forced Narendra Modi to repeal his neoliberal farm laws. The movement that took on Modi and won is a powerful blow against India’s ruling Hindu nationalists.
The upcoming Biden administration must take action to protect the air, water, land and health of rural communities overrun and bankrupted by factory farms. Joe Biden’s plan for rural America does not mention any kind of comprehensive farm reform.