Pat Mooney worked on ETC Group’s publication, ‘Who Will Feed Us?’ which compared peasant farming and industrial agriculture. He is also the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, given to people and organizations that have ‘found practical solutions to the root causes of global problems’. He is the co-founder of ETC Group.
By Pat Mooney, Nnimmo Bassey, New Internationalist
The solution for both climate and food sovereignty is to dismantle the global industrial agri-food system (which we call the ‘industrial food chain’) and for governments to give more space to the already growing and resilient ‘peasant food web’ – the interlinked network of small-scale farmers, livestock-keepers, pastoralists, hunters and gatherers, fishers and urban producers who, our research shows, already feed most of the world.
By Pat Mooney, Common Dreams
Geoengineering has become known as the US government’s “Plan B” response to climate change.