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Never-Fading Flowers

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Amaranth, along with other previously disregarded or banned food staples used by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, is receiving increased attention from policy makers, agronomists and nutritionists alike. Amidst global discussions on food security and climate change mitigation, this “never-fading flower”(as its Greek-derived botanical name refers to) is making a persistent re-entry into gastronomic, cultural and [&hellip... more →

CWIS Monitoring Adaptation Committee

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The CWIS Climate Change Monitor continues to monitor meetings of states’ governments and indigenous peoples throughout the year between sessions of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The annual December sessions have been disappointing in terms of their productivity since the failure to establish a treaty agreement in [&hellip... more →

Living Autonomy

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Sifting through the multitude of journals, articles, and blogs that emphasize the entanglement of challenges humans find themselves in with regards to the globalized food system can feel daunting:  a myriad of verbal iterations attempting to name and define that which feels broken, corrupt, and unjust.  Amidst this determined polylogue, one occasionally comes across a [&hellip... more →

Forgotten Foods: Reclaiming Life

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Durban Passes, Climates Change

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The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 17th session completed its two week run today with Canada and Japan rethinking whether they want to pay attention to the committments those countries made under the Kyoto Protocols.  Canada has instead of reducing its emissions by 2% increased its emissions by 6%.  Other countries [&hellip... more →

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