Claire Hope Cummings, in this third segment of interviews hones in upon the essential problems plaguing our agriculture system, she argues is a direct result of the industrialization of agriculture. “Our bodies are not machines”, Cummings reminds us, all the parts of a biological (agriculture) system must remain healthy if we are to produce healthy [...]
Permaculture: the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Permaculture is built upon an ethic of caring for the earth and interacting with the environment in mutually beneficial ways. —National Sustainable Information Service (ATTRA) In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of [...]
In Claire Hope Cummings book, Uncertain Peril, she writes about the importance of preserving biodiversity, and native plant species.
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.
In this 4-part series, journalist, environmentalist, and author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds, Claire Hope Cummings speaks out on behalf of the natural world, and for a new approach to solving the environmental, social, and philosophical problems inherent in our present food system. According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report, [...]
The main purpose of her book is to share stories about woman farmers, sustainable food activists, and others whose important efforts helped change our modern food system.
For almost all of agriculture existence, farmers were largely the stewards of the land and the crops that they grew.
How has a technology as novel as genetic engineering so swiftly become a central component of global food and fiber production?