Daniel Moss

Daniel Moss is the Executive Director of the AgroEcology Fund. He writes on food, water, and human rights topics for National Geographic, Huffington Post, and other media outlets.

Free from Debt and Suicide: India’s Natural Farmers

It will take some time for Amrita Bhoomi to build a new food system. Chukki and KRRS have to resolve how to broadly distribute peasant-grown and saved seeds, how to strengthen markets for agroecologically produced food, and how to knit a coalition with farmer organizations across India. So far, however, Chukki said, “No zero-budget natural farming farmer has ever committed suicide or gone into debt.”

July 6, 2017

An Unexpected Success Story Links Our Health to Wild Lands

Environmental disasters caused by human folly are all too familiar. But what about the environmental serendipity? The unexpected stories where nature and humans co-exist harmoniously.

January 8, 2015


Public Water Systems Can Help the War on Poverty

No army can win a war without water. (Dysentery took more lives in the U.S. Civil War than battle wounds.) That holds equally true for the war on poverty. – See more at: http://onthecommons.org/magazine/public-water-systems-can-help-war-poverty#sthash.dkAC0js9.dpuf

January 17, 2014


Look out Monsanto: The Global Food Movement Is Rising

Chewing on a mouthful of locally grown lettuce, I wondered if the claims I’d heard about the global food-justice movement were true. Was there a line to follow, however crooked, between my purchase of these greens, land reform in Brazil and opposition to genetically modified seeds in California. Or was it all just empty calories.

April 12, 2013


Greeks stand up to protect their water from privatization

Greece knows a thing or two about democracy. And as an increasingly arid nation, good water management is fundamental to its future, both political and physical. The recent financial crisis hasn’t only tested Greek democracy, but its water as well.

January 10, 2013

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