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Going Beyond Regenerative Agriculture on Tribal Lands

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Global Food for Thought by Leah Altman

Regenerative agriculture helps build just food economies, protecting Indigenous ways of knowing despite outside pressure to conform to globalized agricultural practices.

Doyan and Kaiesta smile into the camera as they hold up two stalks of corn.
Intertribal Agriculture Council
Food and Agriculture

2023 Farm Bill: Enhancing Agricultural Safety Nets

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Global Food for Thought by Senay Emmanuel

The 2023 Farm Bill will be a significant legislative hurdle that will require input, coordination, and buy-in from all sectors and actors within the domestic food system.

A tractor pulls a wagon of hay through a field of wheat.
Olia Gozha
Food and Agriculture

Expanding "638" to Enhance Native American Food Sovereignty

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Global Food for Thought by Mary Belle Zook

Federal agricultural policies must continue expanding to provide greater support for Tribally-led endeavors and choices, including self-determination and self-governance.

A herd of buffalo is pictured on a field.
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative
Food and Agriculture

Starving for Aid: The Unseen War in Tigray

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

The Ethiopian government is using starvation as a weapon of war against Tigray, inducing a massive famine that requires immediate action from the international community.

An Ethiopian man examines his wheat crop near Korem in a northern Tigray province.
REUTERS/Radu Sigheti
Food and Agriculture

Flavors and Culture: Food Systems through Indigenous Women's Eyes

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Global Food for Thought by Myrna Cunningham

Productive practices of Indigenous women's groups have significant value in contributing to the conservation of biodiversity and the well-being of humanity, and therefore encourage exchange and dialogue.

A woman walks along a cliff with a sheep following behind her.
Monica Volpin
Food and Agriculture

Will CRISPR Crops Avoid the GMO Curse?

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

If CRISPR crops can avoid being regulated like GMOs, they can create significant opportunities for low- and middle-income countries, and help combat hunger and poverty.

Four scientists examine plants in a lab. Food and Agriculture

A Thanksgiving Legacy: Fighting for Indigenous Food Sovereignty

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Global Food for Thought by Jayden Lim

“Thanksgiving must be a day to recognize the Indigenous fight against colonization and its legacies as we seek to reclaim our foods,” writes Jayden Lim.

A field of wheat is pictured as the sun sets.
Felix Mittermeier
Food and Agriculture

Native Food Sovereignty: Strengthening Connection to Culture

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Global Food for Thought by Julie Garreau

Community and family gardens provide the foundation for Native Food Sovereignty, and allow the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to reclaim their local food system.

Three students participating in the CRYP Garden Club learn how to grind berries.
Julie Garreau
Food and Agriculture

Reconnecting to Indigenous Food Sovereignty Values and Practices

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Global Food for Thought by Tahlia Natachu

The Zuni Indigenous community looks towards their past to address issues around agriculture, food access, health, and the environment in sustainable ways.

Three young girls kneel in a garden, holding vegetables and fruits as they smile into the camera.
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project
Food and Agriculture

Embracing Interconnectedness: How Indigenous Foodways Can Save Us

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Global Food for Thought by Ife Kilimanjaro

Indigenous perspectives utilize regenerative farming practices through embodying interconnectedness, ultimately protecting the environment from climate change.

A field of grapes in Oregon is pictured nearing sunset.
Dan Meyers
Food and Agriculture