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Are you anti-science if you don't like GMOs?

If you oppose something produced as a result of scientific research, does that make you anti-science? GMO critics are often accused of this, but the accusation is really a smokescreen.

Port of LA to Open World's First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

The Port of Los Angeles—the nation's largest port by container volume …

Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?

At the birth of any industry, uncertainty abounds. So does opportunity, say …

Algal Blooms Are No Accident For Florida Everglades and Estuaries

Restoring the balance of water in South Florida and the Everglades …

How Much Should Food Cost?

Nothing illustrates the weirdness, injustice, and unpleasantness of the present economy more clearly than the misdirected attempts of government …

A Short History of Woven Boats

Such ingenious craft opened up new industries, crafts and food sources for ordinary hunters or farmers, allowing them to traverse lakes and rivers easily and travel between islands.
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What is the World? Who are We? What Are We Going to Do about It?

Speaking of Creation encourages humility, reminding us of humans’ relatively small, albeit disproportionately destructive, place in that larger world.

Resilient Surburbia

Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s possible to …

Women in Food: Shavel’le Olivier Uses Power of Connection to Engage Youth in Improving Food Access

On the streets of a Boston, MA neighborhood where one grocery store was …

The Working World: Funding Co-ops with Non-Extractive Capital

As more and more consumers get savvy about where they put their money, how …

The Great Transition Experiment: New Economy Alternatives

Money animates the institutions that shape every facet of our …

An Intentional Egalitarian Community as a Small-Scale Implementation of Post-Capitalism

It takes systematic work and engagement to build up a reputation that gives one more influence and support for one’s project. The …

Monofloral and Manuka Honey: Honey-Hunting the Honeybee to its Demise, With Love

Are monofloral honeys all they're cracked up to be, or are they yet another empty money-making scheme, exposing vulnerable honeybees to the toxic …

The Shopping Mall Death Spiral

The shopping mall is the epitome of America's Suburban Experiment.

Blockchains Could Help Restore Trust in the Food we Choose to Eat

Companies around the world are exploring blockchain, the technology …

Keep it Local! The Complementary Currency Alternative

New alternative and complementary currencies are a growing worldwide trend, …

Former Inspectors Describe Dangerous Flaws in Construction of Major East Coast Gas Pipeline

In April, a massive explosion ripped through rural Salem Township, …

Uncommoning Nature

Occupying the same space (that ‘cannot be mapped in terms of a single …

Creativity in a Quake-Torn City

In the wake of Christchurch’s massive earthquake, a series of social …

Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail

There’s no such thing as a good place for an oil-train derailment, but …

Germany Joins Europe's Bike Highway Revolution

Leave it to Germany to build a bicycle autobahn that connect 10 cities …

Why Do We Pretend to Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills?

When the Deepwater Horizon well operated by BP (formerly British Petroleum) …
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