Environment & Agriculture

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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
Vidal, John
Article
2013
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
FAO: Plantations are not forests!: Since 1948 the UN's Food and Agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial wood plantations
World Rainforest Movement
Article
2017
The FAO definition considers forests to be basically just 'a bunch of trees', while ignoring other fundamental aspects of forests, including their many other life-forms such as other types of plants, ...
The future is agroecology
Tudge, Colin; Harvey, Graham
Article
2014
The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
I was wrong on veganism: Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
Burkett, Paul
Book
1999
While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural ...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Fairlie, Simon
Book
2010
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
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...
Neonicotinoids are Poisoning Entire Farmland Ecosystems
Carrington, Damian
Article
2014
The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds. A collapse in food production ...
New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
Mitchell, Alanna
Article
2014
Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being use...
Permaculture: Connexipedia Article
Article
An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
Scientists Write: EPA, Ban 'Agent Orange' Herbicide Mix and GMO Crops!
The undersigned
Article
2014
Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mi...
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Strong Meat
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The meat-producing system Simon Fairlie advocates differs sharply from the one now practised in the rich world: low energy, low waste, just, diverse, small-scale. But if we were to adopt it, we could ...
The World According to Monsanto
Robin, Marie- Monique
Film
2008
An investigation into the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto, uncovers controversial findings.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Bustan
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...
Ecologist, The
Online environmental affairs magazine covering a wide range of issues, ranging from the environmental costs of industrial agriculture, the health effects of toxins, the effects of economic globalizati...
West Coast Environmental Law Association
To provide legal advice, representation, education and research which seeks to ensure enviromental protection and effective public involvement in environmental decision-making.

Sources Library

Do Vegetarians Kill More Animals Than Meat Eaters?
Buczynski, Beth
2013
A recent article published by an Australian scientist, however, contends that those who choose to eat all-plant diets are actually responsible for the death of more animals than those who eat them.

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Bustan
Website
A partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers promoting social and environmental justice in Israel/Palestine. BUSTAN cultivates sustainable models to effect change ...