Andrea Brower

Andrea Brower is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland. She has been very active in alternative food and global social justice movements, and spent several years co-directing the non-profit Malama Kauai in Hawaii, where she is originally from.

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"All That We Fought For" (Image by Stelios Nikolaou/ cc/ Flickr) Views
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:30am
Horror and Hope*
It has been a particularly depressing week on the news. From the violence of war to that of poverty , we lack no evidence that things are bad, perhaps getting worse . During commercials we are advised to seek-out prozac, isolated and pathologized for our sorrow. We must not numb to the horror of...
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:06am
The Difference Between a Farmer and a Global Chemical Corporation
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Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:26am
Chemical Corporations Tremble at Kauai's Unwavering Determination
Over forty people lined up at 10pm on Monday evening to get a seat in Kauai's small council chambers the following day at 8:30am. They stood, laid and danced in line, through dark tropical downpours, for over 10 hours just to witness one of many ongoing council meetings. This has become the state of our lives over the past months.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 9:15am
Hawaii's Local Struggle in the Global Movement for Food Justice
There is a powerful and growing movement in Hawaii to protect our land, water and people’s health from the impacts of the agrochemical-GMO industry — corporate giants Dow, Pioneer DuPont, Syngenta, Monsanto, BASF.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:11am
Reclaiming Our Imaginations from 'There Is No Alternative'
We live in a time of heavy fog. A time when, though many of us dissent and resist, humanity seems committed to a course of collective suicide in the name of preserving an economic system that generates scarcity no matter how much is actually produced.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:34pm
Eating Our Way to a Better World? A Plea to Local, Fair-Trade, and Organic Food Enthusiasts
My belly is full. It seems no matter how hard I try to “eat my way to a better world”, that world never materializes. The organic and fair-trade industries are booming, Farmers Markets are the new norm, the word “locavore” was added to the Oxford Dictionary, and Michelle Obama even planted a White House garden. But agribusiness continues to consolidate power and profit, small farmers worldwide are being dispossessed in an unprecedented global land grab, over a billion people are going hungry, and agriculture’s contributions to climate change are increasing.
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