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The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming
As millions join in climate marches and other actions around the world, the mainstream focus on energy is missing the 55% of emissions that come from mismanaged land and destroyed forests. The key is ...
The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
Independent Science News
Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Se...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
Climate & Capitalism
Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were
by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agric...
Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver
Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a bl...
Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be usef...
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Environmental Health News
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
Climate Smart Agriculture Concerns
Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose...
Toward the Agro-Police State
You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...
Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite!
Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming. Cummins suggests moving beyond sterile 'meat-eater versus vegetarian' debates, and unite in their o...
The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
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