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Globalisation-v-Localisation by Julian Rose

Summarised

The old model, which is still being forced along the aging and unbending tracks of tunnel vision determinism, teaches that ‘economic growth’ is the be-all and end-all of planetary prosperity. 897 more words

Bristol Pound

Permaculture – Reconnect with Nature, Supply Your Own Resources

Humanity has lost its connection to nature. We’re so bombarded with artificial imagery and ideals of superficial living that most of us think taking in an occasional sunset or going for a bush-walk is what it means to be united with our Mother Earth. 596 more words

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Good as in not ungood

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
― George Orwell, 1984

The current political inferno has ravaged our collective psyche as it upends the meanings of words like “great”, “again”, “nasty”, and even recently resurfaced compound words like “superpredator”.

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Global Justice Now Tells a Tale of Two Food Systems

By Johanna Lundahl, AGRA Watch Intern

The UK based activist organization  Global Justice Now(GJN) released a powerful new infographic this summer which illustrates an all too familiar story– a farmer-controlled farm relies on traditional seed systems and farm-produced fertilizers, while a corporate-controlled farm must purchase seeds, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides. 248 more words

Agroecology

Jeff Kirkpatrick reblogged this on Ban GMOs Now Blog and commented:

Johanna Lundahl from AGRA Watch writes, “Meanwhile, the corporate-controlled farm grows bleak and grey. The seeds and pesticides that farmers in this system are forced to use grow crops in higher quantities in the short term. In the long term they leech nutrients from the soil, ultimately degrading soil quality.”

AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) is a joint alliance that the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have donated hundreds of millions of dollars into in order to force the failed “Green Revolution” in Africa. This is just another vehicle to promote GMOs throughout the globe and really has nothing to do with solving hunger. Read more about AGRA here: “Ten Reasons Why the Rockefeller and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations’ Alliance for Another Green Revolution Will Not Solve the Problems of Poverty and Hunger in Sub- Saharan Africa (Policy Brief No 12),” by Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D., Miguel A. Altieri, Ph.D., and Peter Rosset, Ph.D., Food First; October 2006 (12 pages)

Agroecology vs. Industrial Agriculture

The UK based Agroecology Group released this infographic called Soil to Sky, created by The Christensen Fund. The graphic follows the impact of industrial agriculture compared to agroecology, on soil, food, water, communities, and the atmosphere.

Agroecology

Jeff Kirkpatrick reblogged this on Ban GMOs Now Blog and commented:

“AGRA Watch is a grassroots, Seattle-based group that challenges the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s problematic agricultural development programs in Africa, including the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). In contrast, AGRA Watch supports African-initiated programs rooted in agroecological and indigenous farming practices, social equity, and food sovereignty – the right of peoples to define their own food and agriculture systems”

AGRA (Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa) is a joint alliance that the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have donated hundreds of millions of dollars into in order to force the failed “Green Revolution” in Africa. This is just another vehicle to promote GMOs throughout the globe and really has nothing to do with solving hunger. Read more about AGRA here: “Ten Reasons Why the Rockefeller and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations’ Alliance for Another Green Revolution Will Not Solve the Problems of Poverty and Hunger in Sub- Saharan Africa (Policy Brief No 12),” by Eric Holt-Giménez, Ph.D., Miguel A. Altieri, Ph.D., and Peter Rosset, Ph.D., Food First; October 2006 (12 pages)

 

The Cheap Food Conundrum

Community food work sparks a lot of interest among media and the public, particularly these days with so many great initiatives like the Dartmouth North Community Food Center… 850 more words

An Alternative to the Farmers' Market

Many people today have become aware of the many harmful effects of industrial agriculture: less nutritional foods, contaminated soil and water, foods that contain pesticide and herbicide residues in the case of fruits and vegetables, and growth hormones and the harmful effects of the excessive use of antibiotics in the case of meat. 3,179 more words

Act III: The Glorious Miracle Of Life