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Friday Food + Farm Features

Food, Farming, and Climate: Discussions at Hampshire and in Paris

While national leaders met in Paris this past week to work toward collaborative solutions to climate change, author and 5 College professor Michael Klare delivered the annual Jackie Pritzen Lecture here at Hampshire College, focusing on conflict and resource depletion in the climate change era. Klare described a future in which croplands in Africa, Asia, and America turn to dustbowls, fisheries fail, and billions of
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Staking tomatoes

Friday Food + Farm Features – Focus on Farmworkers

This is a week to consider deeply the role of labor in our food system, to critically consider the systemic injustices that are consistently perpetrated by transnational agribusinesses as well as smaller farm owners. It is time to look beyond the labels organic, local, and fair and to reconstruct a food system that rewards business for treating produce better than the people who grow it. Farmworkers in Baja Californi
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Farm greens

Friday Food + Farm Features – Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, and in light of the fact that over 70 percent of the world’s farmers are women, we are focusing our Food + Farm Features on WOMEN this week! While so many of the world’s farmers are women, it turns out that 86 percent of the 2.1 million people responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of farms in the United States are men (U.S. Census of Agriculture). Bu
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Maple tapping with farm work study students

Friday Food + Farm Features

Here at the Hampshire College Farm, we often find ourselves discussing the latest articles, videos, and academic writings about food and agriculture at our staff meetings, shared lunches, and coffee breaks. The content we share as a staff both deconstructs our understandings of what it means to eat and farm and helps us to assemble new perspectives and practices. We’ve decided to put together a list of what we are ta
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What does the farm mean to you?

Introducing: Friday Farm + Food Features!

Here at the Hampshire College Farm, we often find ourselves discussing the latest articles, videos, and academic writings about food and agriculture at our staff meetings, shared lunches, and coffee breaks. The content we share as a staff both deconstructs our understandings of what it means to eat and farm and helps us to assemble new perspectives and practices. We’ve decided to put together a list of what we are ta
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