“If we have a need in society, and we have unutilized labor, land, technology— the other real resources required to address it— money alone should never be the deciding constraint.”—David Korten In part 4, David Korten concludes his talk on transforming the destructive, (and corrupt) Wall Street driven financial system to one centered around meeting […]
“…Earth’s bounty, on which all of life depends, is the shared birth right of all living beings; none of us created it, and none of us has a right to monopolize it.”—David Korten In this third installment, David Korten, author of Agenda For a New Economy, outlines the steps necessary to create an economy that […]
The major issues before our nation, and of the world run deeper, more profound, than political labels and simplistic arguments currently maintain. We have framed our debate in almost Homer Simpsonesque style, fittingly delivered through endless sound bites, and cursory analysis on traditional news outlets. Korten maintains that we rely heavily upon the most effective (and cynical) educational tool ever devised: mass media advertising.
January 11, 2010 Navdanya, Vandana Shiva’s website, reports even the simplest, most common foods, are rapidly climbing beyond the reach of many. “In 2007 the food price index calculated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by nearly 40 percent, compared with 9 percent the year before, and in the […]
Cummings believes a handful of global agrichemical companies are threatening the livelihoods of farmers.
In Claire Hope Cummings book, Uncertain Peril, she writes about the importance of preserving biodiversity, and native plant species.
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 […]
This is more than about the safety of biotechnology; it’s about the ability to have a choice of the foods that we eat, and for our farmers to be able to freely re-use their own seeds, and grow food in the manner that they choose.