Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

You may wonder why President Barack Obama is so intent on passing a free-trade agreement with Colombia. One answer is simple enough: Big Agriculture. Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports, cheap U.S. grain would flood the South American country. That...
A Volatile Agenda on Agriculture

A Volatile Agenda on Agriculture

Barack Obama’s trade policy, as embodied by the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, sadly resembles George W. Bush’s blueprint. It promotes export growth and investment at the expense of local economies and resilient food systems. This is...

U.S. Drug Policy Feeds Violence in Mexico

The soldiers burst into Fernanda Hern├índez’s house at eight in the morning. There were 39 of them. Fernanda was with her two young children. “I told them we don’t have any weapons,” said Hern├índez (not her real name). “They barged right...