Joy, Pain, and a New Oven in Oaxaca 0

Joy, Pain, and a New Oven

Francisco Toledo, the famous Mexican painter, is showing off his latest creation. But it’s not a new work of graphic art, for which the artist is known. Rather, it’s an oven, which uses sunlight...

Is Oaxaca the Future of Agriculture? 0

Is Oaxaca the Future?

Mexico’s next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is promoting a series of new socio-economic initiatives in the nation’s southernmost, and poorest, regions during the build-up to his first day in office, a Saturday, December...

Oaxaca's Corn Growers Return to Their Fields 0

Corn Growers Return

Now that the rains have started falling again in the central valleys of Oaxaca, farmers are returning to their fields. With an end to the drought lasting the entire month of June and into...

Will Oaxaca's corn farmers go north? 1

Will Corn Farmers Go North?

Each year rising temperatures and dwindling water supplies will lead to the failure of increasing numbers of crops on farms across the globe. At a time of de-stabilizing climate change, the people who work...

Can Mexicans Take Back Their Corn? 1

Can Mexicans Take Back Their Corn?

Mexicans are looking for new solutions to farming problems that have been growing steadily worse for 25 years. At the moment, they can’t feed themselves. They have to import half of their food from...

Whither Cannabis Validation 0

New Cannabis Research

If more patients suffering serious illnesses, from epilepsy to cancer, had access to medicines derived from the cannabis plant, more sick people could control their health. The healing powers of cannabis, more commonly known...

Women Turn to Cannabis for Their Health 0

Women, Cannabis, and Health

More women are using different forms and combinations of cannabis for health reasons, according to recent surveys. One survey, by BDS Analytics, in Boulder, Colorado, reveals that women feel like they can take control...

Cancer Killer for All 0

Cancer Killer for All

Causes of cancer are well known by now: Genes determine risk factors, but lifestyle choices, especially decisions about food and drink, typically are the deciding factors. The choices which lead to good health are...