Is cultural identity a luxury good or should it be a foundation for society? How does one balance the livelihoods of farmers while addressing the need to rethink what crops can be grown in California? Can modern agriculture contend with climate change?
Piper Elizabeth Donlin
While on fieldwork this summer, I was invited to attend a “foodshed mapping” on the White Earth Indian Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota. My research addresses Indigenous communities in the United States, and their work to regain control over their own food, economic structure, and health.
It is common knowledge in the US that the small family farm is dying. This is both due to a movement towards large-scale corporate agriculture and the fact that farmers are, simply put, getting old.
On the 31. March, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the second of three working group reports entitled, “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.”
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