Organic Agriculture/Food

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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
Bell, Beverly
Article
2015
"We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of l...
The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2014
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 ...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on food.
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
The Harrowsmith Reader: An Anthology from Canada's National Award Winning Magazine of Country Life and Alternatives to Bigness
Lawrence, James (ed.)
Book
1978
Articles on land, country careers, shelter, gardening, husbandry, food, trees, and rural life.
The Lessons of Amish Agriculture
Kline, David
Article
1987
Amish agriculture offers valuable eco-lessons to those interested in organic, earth-friendly farming.
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
Local and Organic Food and Farming: The Real Gold Standard
Allen, Will; Duesterberg, Kate; Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2011
When the local chemical grower tells you that local is better than organic, tell them that they should switch to organic so that you can trust their food to be safe, clean, inspected, and environmenta...
Meeting the Expectations of the Land: Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship
Jackson, Wes; Berry, Wendell
Book
1984
Addresses the problems facing agriculture today, such as topsol erosion, lowered water tables, reliance on pesticides, dependence on machinery, the overcapitalization of agriculture, the decline of th...
New Options for America
Satin, Mark
Book
1991
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Book
2001
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2011
Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by companies employing a business model of selling twice as much so-called "natural" food as certified organic food, coupled with ...
The Passing of Bhaskar Save: What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India
Todhunter, Colin; Save, Bhaskar
Article
2015
Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
Pesticides Pick your poison The pesticide scandal: New Internationalist May 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Exposing the dangers of pesticide usage, in both third and first world communities. Why this "cycle of poison" will keep escalating as crops develop resistance. Discussion of viable alternatives, incl...
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Singer, Peter; Mason, Jim
Book
2006
The authors make a case for how people's everyday food choices affect others' lives.

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Zatoun
Zatoun is a NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which remi...

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International Permaculture Species Yearbook 1986
Hemenway, Dan
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
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Organic food marketing co-op
Organization profile published 1992
Organization
1992
Organic Grains
Organization profile published 1990
Organization
1990