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The Ethics Of… Censorship

Originally posted on The Ethics Of:
TEO censorship It is the dark spectre that looms over any debate. The shadow that follows every philosopher, every scientist, every politician, indeed every person who has a strong opinion about anything. It is…

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Ecofeminism: Women’s Special Relationship with Nature

Originally posted on Verdant Life:
written by Alleyn Diesel, February 2014 [First published in the Witness 10.3.14 – titled “The Quest to Save Mother Earth”] Ecofeminism merges ecology – studying the relationship of living organisms to their environment – with feminism –…

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Paucity of Choice

By Rob Symons This is my 38th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life I cannot help noticing whenever I go shopping or eat out, the steadily diminishing variety and diversity … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Grist:
F. Fiondella / IRA, CCAFSGorita, Andhra Pradesh, India. What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? Essentially, that’s the idea in this report from the Guardian about a group of poverty-stricken…

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Originally posted on Plant Abundance:
Alice Walker and Eric Schlosser are heroes of mine. I am an enthusiastic member of the Slow Food Movement. I have just read a wonderful article by Alice on the Slow Food website, and, although…

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The religion of economics

I came across this piece by deep ecologist John Seed. It is an insightful take on a system we take for granted. Unfortunately it is a pdf so it will have to be downloaded from this link: http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/deep-eco/Economics-as-Religion5000.pdf

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Are We Heading Toward Peak Fertilizer? | Mother Jones

You’ve heard of peak oil—the idea that the globe’s easy-to-get-to petroleum reserves are largely cashed, and most of what’s left is the hard stuff, buried in deep-sea deposits or tar sands. But what about peak phosphorus and potassium? These elements … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Grist:
Shutterstock One of the big debates in agriculture right now involves “coexistence” between farmers who use genetically modified or GMO seeds and those who don’t. This is far more than an academic debate; in question is…

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 1

This is quick post to get attention to this problem. Below is a mail from Nick May which is self explanatory. PLEASE HELP OUT IF YOU CAN! WE HAVE A SERIOUS ISSUE IN HAND AND INTEND TO BLOCK THE ROADS … Continue reading

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The bread of life

This is my 21th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. The father of organic farming, Sir Albert Howard, maintained that the single most important factor to maintain the health of the soil is compost. A healthy soil results … Continue reading

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