Op-ed/Commentaries

Toxic chemicals are costing us—and we're paying with our health

Published February 21, 2010

Minneapolis, February 22, 2010 — Let’s face it: The current system for overseeing chemicals used in consumer products is broken. Last year, Congress banned lead in children’s products. But recently, we learned that some manufacturers who phased lead out of children’s jewelry are using cadmium—another brain toxin that...

The Volcker rule in food safety

Published February 14, 2010

Minneapolis, February 15, 2010 — Although President Obama pledged to change the way Washington works—or doesn’t work—nothing much has changed for food safety programs at a time when food safety is a major public health issue. Neither is anything likely to change soon, judging by recent events, particularly in the...

Agricultural Land Acquisitions: Implications for Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Published December 31, 2009

Alexandra Spieldoch
Sophia Murphy

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),1.2 billion people worldwide live with hunger. This is an increase of more than 100 million people since 2006, and represents a major setback in efforts to halve (and ultimately to eradicate) hunger in the world, an objective that governments committed to in...

Questionable start for new biomass program

Published September 30, 2009

Krugman on Carbon Derivatives: A Rebuttal

Published July 22, 2009

Dr. Steve Suppan

Food, Agriculture and Doha

Published May 14, 2009

Shrinking My Water Footprint

Published April 21, 2009

Hunger: Is the G-8 Ready to Clean Its Plate?

Published April 15, 2009

Anne Laure Constantine