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Richard Byma from By-Acre farms in Sussex County, New Jersey, tends to his Holstein herd. Neville Elder/Corbis via Getty Images)

New Jersey’s small, networked dairy farms are a model for a more resilient food system

Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.
Through grassroots movements like La Via Campesina, farmers around the world are working to reassert the rights of local food producers. Global Justice Now/Flickr

Working to reclaim and rebuild our food systems from the ground up

If the food movement's goal is to reclaim a corporatised food system by 'rebuilding the public sphere from the ground up', what does this look like?
In Rome, 70 per cent of ingredients in school meals are required by law to be organic. In Brazil, food is a constitutional right for children. Canada lags shamefully behind. (Shutterstock)

How to make a national school food program happen

There would be many benefits from a national school food program, including a chance to teach children healthy eating habits that could last a lifetime. Why can't it happen?

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