Wall Street Plowboys Buying Up Farms

Jim Hightower

Of course, these modern day slavers don’t soil their own soft hands on their farms. John Steinbeck’s novel “Grapes of Wrath.” Woody Guthrie’s ballad “Deportee.” Edward R. Murrow’s documentary “Harvest of Shame.” Every decade or … Read moreWall Street Plowboys Buying Up Farms

It’s Time to Put Food Policy Back on the Table

Jim Hightower

The economic devastation in farm country continues unabated as agribusiness profiteers, Wall Street speculators, urban sprawlers and corrupted political elites continue to set food policy. During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked … Read moreIt’s Time to Put Food Policy Back on the Table

This Thanksgiving, Let’s Celebrate AgriCULTURE, Not AgriBUSINESS

Jim Hightower

Reversing the corporate takeover of American agriculture and the global food economy In December 1972, I was part of a nationwide campaign that came tantalizingly close to getting the U.S. Senate to reject Earl Butz, … Read moreThis Thanksgiving, Let’s Celebrate AgriCULTURE, Not AgriBUSINESS

Monsanto Buys a Food Prize

Jim Hightower

Not agri-Culture, just agri-Business: Monsanto As Lily Tomlin has noted, “No matter how cynical you get, it’s almost impossible to keep up.” For example, imagine if a prestigious group announced that this year’s “World Environmental … Read moreMonsanto Buys a Food Prize

What’s for Dinner? Looking at America’s Food Culture

Jim Hightower

As we enjoy the traditional holiday season of food-centered celebrations, let’s not only consume, but also reflect on, discuss and consider, what we can do to shape our food culture and food future. We’re presented … Read moreWhat’s for Dinner? Looking at America’s Food Culture

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