Organic Farming

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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...
Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
Quinn, Tristan
Article
2015
For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to resto...
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Cotton: The peril and the promise: New Internationalist April 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at the cotton industry in India and how it is affecting the workers. Discusses alternatives to cotton and sustainability.
Farming Freedom
Howarth, Lorna
Article
2014
A simple agricultural technique could release farmers from the grip of agrochemical corporations. With no patents, no royalties and no licensing fees, this system just benefits the farmers.
The Future of Food
Garcia, Deborah Koons (director)
Film/Video
2004
Explores the radical changes in our diet and our food in the last half century.
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.
In Our Backyard: A Greater Vancouver Environmental Guide...
Trendell-Whittaker, Peggy
Book
1992
In Our Backyard focuses on environmental problems that apply directly to Greater Vancouver. With detials on local garbage and recylcing facilities, water and energy consumption, sewage disposal, air q...
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...
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.
No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
Climate Smart Agriculture Concerns
Article
2015
Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose...
Organic and Beyond: Friendship, Solidarity and Patriotism
Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo
Article
2011
Organic is not enough. Organic will be an effective proposal for change only to the extent that it is integrated into the local and global movements that carry on the fight for food sovereignty, clima...
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'.
The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
Hewitt, Ben
Book
2010
An account of how cooperative agricultural enterprises are revitalizing the economy of a town in Vermont.
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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Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
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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Zatoun
Zatoun is an 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 reminds us of our common humanity...

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Mouvement pour l'agriculture biologique au Quebec
Organization profile published 1978
Organization
1978