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Monsanto, temptation and some 'adolescent' farmers

Monsanto has done the equivalent of giving a teenage boy the keys to the family car and then telling him that he can't drive it. We know what comes next.

Sebastian Junger’s Meditation on Tribes

Why is it that American combat veterans experience the highest rates of …

Peak Oil Review - Aug 29 2016

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global …

Learning from Failure: A Modest Introduction

The other day, one of the readers over at the other blog asked a …

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman: Dakota Access Pipeline "Is Threatening the Lives of My Tribe"

In North Dakota, indigenous activists are continuing to protest the proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which they say would threaten to …

Food Sovereignty in Rebellion: Decolonization, Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the Zapatista Solution

One of the biggest threats to food security the world currently faces is neoliberalism.
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Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

I feel quite sure that whatever the scientific explanation for the die-off of the horseshoe crabs and eels, the real reason is the senseless killing Stella described.

Oil reserves and resources as function of oil price

Motorists enjoy lower prices at the pump. How long will that continue?

Urban Farming and Food Access Org Grows Hope and Food in Ypsilanti, Michigan

From its 1.4-acre site, the 501(c)3 organization Growing Hope operates hoop …

Resilience in Action!

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake in central Italy …

What is a Platform Co-op

The good news is that there is an alternative — one that …

An Overlooked Element of the Good Life in Italy (and Everywhere)

Cooperatives, such as this park cafe in Forli, can achieve social as well as economic goals

How Smarter Irrigation Might Save Rare Mussels and Ease a Water War

It’s clear that restoring healthy flows to the Flint River and its tributaries will not be easy. The people of Georgia and the lower Flint …

Fracking and Health: What we Know from Pennsylvania's Gas Boom

Tensions between economic development, energy policy and environmental and …

The Democratized Economy: Big Boxes, Urban Centers, and Placemaking

The Democratized Economy is an economy in which there are many small-scale …

Alleycat Acres Puts New Twist on Community Gardens in Seattle

Alleycat Acres has survived the immense challenge of losing farms to …

School Days in 2040: Saikou's Day aboard the Tigerfish Floating School

While floating schools certainly aren’t solving the climate crisis in …

Rural Sociology

For mutual interests to come to the fore, each city and each rural area …

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 24th Aug 2016

 A midweek update. It has been a volatile three days for oil with …

Flood-Ravaged Gulf Coast Residents Ask President Obama To Cancel Federal Offshore Drilling Lease Auction

During President Obama’s visit to a flood-ravaged area near Baton …

The War on Cash

Our concerns are unfashionable. Without any explicit declaration, the War on …

Declaration of La Via Campesina Delegation to the 2016 World Social Forum

"We not only believe that another world is necessary, the members of La …
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