Author Archives: Darryl Benjamin

When it Comes to Food Justice, Am I a Marxist?

An interesting thing happened to me on my way to the Farm-to-Table movement. I discovered I might be a Marxist. More to the point, I found that my thinking was in agreement with some Marxist tenets, and, for a short … Continue reading

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To Label or Not to Label

As the debate rages on between those who want GMO food products to carry labels and those who don’t, a larger question looms quietly in the background: does access to information make a difference? An escalating number of lawsuits by … Continue reading

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The Environmental Imagination: Applying the Lessons of Environmental Humanities

As Spring washes over the landscape here in Vermont, I find myself staring at the greening through the tiny squares of the mesh screen of my window. The screen has a job to do, I realize, and that is to … Continue reading

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Marching for the Future of Food at the People’s Climate March

On September 21, 2014, I joined a sustainable agriculture contingent at The People’s Climate March in New York City, which laid claim to the largest climate march in history with over 400,000 people marching. All told, the climate march had … Continue reading

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Fiction and Sustainable Food Systems

Imagine if you had the ability to choose any of the issues under the agricultural sustainability umbrella and could then run computer-generated outcomes according to variables of your own choosing. This kind of modelling is being done with weather, urban … Continue reading

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