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Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

While numerous farmers markets shut down at the start of the pandemic, many soon reopened under state or local guidelines that mandated masks, social distancing and other precautions.

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Women grow as much as 80% of India's food – but its new farm laws overlook their struggles

Indian women are left behind on farms to make ends meet as more men in India migrate from rural areas to cities, seeking higher incomes and better jobs.

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The BJP’s war on Twitter: How the new social media laws endanger free speech

Twitter is under attack from the Indian government.

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Indian farmers are a powerful force in Indian politics, and here's why their protests matter

The government claims that the new laws are meant to raise farmers’ incomes and transform Indian agriculture.

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India protests: farmers could switch to more climate-resilient crops – but they have been given no incentive

The protesting farmers are demanding that at the very least the status quo be maintained.

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Disha Ravi: the 22-year-old climate activist accused of sedition

Democracy welcomes voices of dissent; authoritarianism crushes them.

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Looking back at 2020: July to December

A month-by-month review of the last year, from protests to the pandemic

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