Musings of an urban market gardener
A new book from OrganicLea, the food growing cooperative in East London, ponders the personal and political of growing food

Debate: GM is good for you
There’s nothing inherently wrong with genetic modification, argues Leigh Phillips, and the left shouldn’t side with those who suggest there is. Below, Emma Hughes responds

The politics of bread
Ruth Potts and Molly Conisbee guide us through the many struggles organised around bread, arguing that the humble loaf is the foodstuff of revolution

Twenty years of peasant organising
Adam Payne of the newly-formed Landworkers’ Alliance in the UK reports from La Via Campesina's global conference

The horsemeat scandal: Why vegetarians should worry too
It’s not just meat that’s hiding secrets behind the label, writes Gary Craig

An appetite for change in the food system
James O’Nions investigates the potential for a movement for food sovereignty in Britain

A cagey business
Richard Kuper reads two books which consider the grotesque realities of industrial meat production and the wilful 'forgetting' needed to accept them.

Don’t feed the world? How food aid can do more harm than good
While the media again reports 'famine in the horn of Africa' caused by 'drought', Rasna Warah looks at the real reasons why people are going hungry

Food for thought: food sovereignty in Europe
Dan Iles hears from food sovereignty activists from across the continent

Somalia: shocking images aren’t enough
Marilyn McHarg, from Médecins sans Frontières, argues that aid groups don't discuss the reasons for food shortages

Steal this veg
Urban agriculture can challenge the priorities of the capitalist city, writes Chiara Tornaghi

Biotech bonanza
Last year's global food crisis made millions for agro-giant Monsanto. Tim Hunt fails to find any redeeming features in this corporate behemoth

Hungry for change
Britain's food policies could set us on the road to a healthy, ethical and sustainable food system. Yet government action so far has been inadequate and contradictory, says Kath Dalmeny

Feeding the city
Matt Sellwood profiles a Hackney organisation that is trying to change the way the London borough gets and eats its food

The great global land grab
The global food crisis has prompted various rich countries to start buying up land in the poorer world to secure their food supplies. As well as affecting domestic food supplies in the countries affected, Sue Branford says it could be a time bomb for the world's ability to cope with climate change

Reclaiming our food system
Democratising our food system is the key to securing the right to food and sustainability, writes James O'Nions

The troubles with food
Food prices have soared over the past year. One might think that this would provide a welcome boost to the incomes of the world's poorest people, most of whom are farmers and farm workers. But it doesn't work that way, as Raj Patel explains

Pubs
The pub is a British institution under threat. By Derek Wall

Campaigners hold supermarkets to account
Some of the UK's leading supermarkets face an uncomfortable summer as campaign groups aim to hold corporate retailers to account for their impact on people and the environment.

GM: where do we go from here?
The GM field trials were deliberately rigged to prove it was safe to go ahead with the cultivation of genetically-modified crops. The tactic failed. So what will the government do now?

Government GM advisers warn over contamination risk
Environmentalists have seized on comments made by the government's GM advisers warning about the risk of contamination by GM oilseed rape.

The GM Debate
While concern over GM foods and their possible health risks is increasing among the public, the government seems to be undermining the GM debate by hurrying through decisions and limiting public input into the review.

MEP vote puts new GM foods on the shelf
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted through legislation to pave the way for the sale of new GM food products in the EU for the first time since a moratorium was imposed five years ago.

Strange fruit
When they say we cannot feed the world without chemicals and biotechnology, they are lying, writes Jules Pretty