Azteca ant colonies move the same way leopards’ spots form

Authors: SFSI Faculty Affiliates Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer Published December 2019 in BioScience ANN ARBOR—What could Azteca ants in coffee farms in Mexico have in common with leopards’ spots and zebras’ stripes? After two decades of analyzing the rise, spread […]

Development pathways toward “zero hunger”

Authors: SFSI Faculty Affiliates Jennifer Blesh,  Lesli Hoey, Andrew Jones, Harriet Friedmann, Ivette Perfecto Published February 2019 in World Development   Full article here Globally, industrial agriculture threatens critical ecosystem processes on which crop production depends, while 815 million people are undernourished and […]

Food sovereignty education across the Americas: multiple origins, converging movements

Authors: SFSI faculty affiliate Lesli Hoey and attendees of the 2015 UM Food Sovereignty Conference:David Meek, Katharine Bradley, Bruce Ferguson, Helda Morales, Peter Rosset, Rebecca Tarlau Published March 2017 in the Journal of Agriculture and Human Values Social movements are using education to generate critical consciousness regarding the social and environmental unsustainability of […]

University Students’ Perception of the USDA Organic Label

Author: Garen Leung, PiTE class of 2016 Studies to date have examined consumer perception of various organic labels; however, the results are often ambiguous and much confusion remains surrounding the organic label. This study examined consumer perception of one of […]