Industrial Agriculture

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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 ...
The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
Ceccarelli, Salvatore
Article
2016
Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Se...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
Empson, Martin
Article
2017
Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agric...
Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Lymbery, Philip; Oakeshott, Isabel
Book
2014
An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a bl...
Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be usef...
GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system wh...
GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2018
One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is...
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Article
2015
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Marx as a Food Theorist
Foster, John Bellamy
Article
2016
Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revoluti...
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 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...
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...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015: Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
Estabrook, Barry
Book
2011
An expose of the environmental and human costs of turning tomatos into an industrial product.
Toward the Agro-Police State: You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo
Article
2014
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...
Two Decades of Monsanto's Illegal Actions, Frauds and Crimes in India
Shiva, Vandana
Article
2017
Over the two decades since Monsanto entered India, it has violated laws, deceived Indian farmers by making unscientific and fraudulent claims, extracted super profits through illegal royalty collectio...
Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite!
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2015
Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming. Cummins suggests moving beyond sterile 'meat-eater versus vegetarian' debates, and unite in their o...
What are we eating?: Introduction to Other Voices, January 21, 2018
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2018
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Why Supermarket Tomatoes Suck
Estabrook, Barry
Article
2011
Excerpted from the book "Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit".

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