Food & agriculture
What should the Bay Area do if the economy never recovers?
The Permaculture Army: Belize Boot Camp
Transforming the African Brand Through Sustainability
Social Ecology: Resistance and Reconstruction
Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization?
Where Is the World Headed?
The carbon police frown on my practice of burning the asparagus bed. I am contributing to global warming, they say. Never mind all those jets flying high overhead, each of whose engines contributes more carbon emission in one minute than my burning asparagus patch does in a couple thousand years. Those very important people riding around in jetliners are doing the Lord’s work (like dropping bombs on people), while I am just a heathen dancing in this lovely May weather while I scarf down fresh asparagus.
The ethics of environmentally responsible health care
The Oil Drum ponders H1N1 CLZ5 NGZ2 (swine flu)
Global health expert Laurie Garrett discusses swine flu
Why can't we concentrate?
Report: "Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops" (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Biochar good news, bad news
Brazil slave labor complaints rise (sugarcane ethanol)
Egypt orders slaughter of all pigs over swine flu
Emilia Hazelip video: Synergistic Garden
MoJo Forum: Is Organic and Local So 2008?
The great wealthy nation land-grab
Understanding swine flu
Symptom: swine flu. Diagnosis: industrial agriculture?
We're all in this together
Crisis lays bare the meat industry's monstrous power
The monster at our door
WHO raises pandemic alert to second-highest level
Mexican toddler in U.S. dies from swine flu
Reporting the Story
Boss Hog: The power of pork
I have an good idea that has been bugging me since I was about 5. I used to look at the inside of city blocks in San Francisco and wonder, why the heck were the yards all fenced off, in the middle and mostly unused. Why not, I thought way back then, tear those fences down and build a garden full of fruit trees, nut trees and veggie patches? Why don’t people grow food there?
The only raised bed I've ever found useful in sixty years of gardening is the one in my bedroom. And after I quit double-digging, I didn't have to spend as much time there either. Or if I did, it was for reasons other than resting.