The Christian Science Monitor
March 10, 2008
On Saturday night, men in thick winter jackets hoist shr
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The Cuba Diet
What will you be eating when the revolution comes?
Posted on Monday, June 6, 2005. Originally from April 2005. By Bill McKibben.
This is The Cuba Diet, a feature, originally from April 2005, published Monday, June 6,
2005. It is part of Feat
Into the ground
New Times digs deep to find the roots of changes at the Cal Poly Organic Farm
New Times, October 14-21, 2010, pages 10-11.
Outside the hilltop gate of the Cal Poly Organic Farm, a few ripe heirloom tomatoes
sat smashed into
from the May 09, 2007 edition - http:/www.csmonitor.com/2007/0509/p13s02-woaf.html
Aid providers in Congo and elsewhere are discovering that lessons in
farming can succeed where food handouts have not.
By Stephanie Hanes | Correspo
Manufacturing a Food Crisis
By Walden Bello
This article appeared in the June 2, 2008 edition of The Nation.
When tens of thousands of people staged demonstrations in Mexico last year to protest a
60 percent increase in the price of tortillas, many analys
America's Knowledge Deficit
Benjamin R. Barber
The Nation, November 29, 2010, pages 21-22
Going into midterm Congressional elections that he knew wouldn't turn out to his liking,
President Obama complained that politics was tough because "facts and scienc
Less rainfall on the fringes of the Sahara Desert is putting more of a strain on resources
than ever before.
By Scott Baldauf | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
from the July 27, 2007 edition
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SYSTEMS-A WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS
8 Systems Thinking and the 21st Century
Until recently we usually assumed our world to be an
infinitely robust and resilient, self-balancing and selfcorrecting ecosystem in which man could operate as a
predator and explo
TH ENUMBER OF HUNGRY PEOPLE IS ESTIMATED A 1.02 BILLION - UP 11 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR 'S 915 MILLI O
1in 6p le worldwide are hung UN. says
Th e financial meltdown ha s compounded
th e crisis, which t h r eatens people's hea lth
and also p
uccession is the name given to the process of change and development in communities of living organisms. Neither chaotic nor
haphazard in any way, this process follows certain patterns and principles.
The very word "life" of course implies change-birth,
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
South Hadley, MA
11 January 2005
John Perkins was a loan shark to developing countries. After a stint in the Peace Corps in Latin America, he went to work as an
economic planner for an international consulti
Water, its quantity and quality, can be a major determining factor in the success or failure
of a farm. These features also have an influence on determining how the water will be used
on the farm.
Water is commonly used on farms for:
The thin layer of soil at the earth's surface is essential for maintaining life. This layer of soil
is the basis of most agriculture around the globe. If soil is lost or degraded, the potential of
an area to support both plant and anima
From the Los Aageles Times
Tiny Loans Seen as Big Way to Invest in
Developing Nations' Poor
Microcredit programs offer borrowers as little as $30 and are credited with improving
By Evelyn Iritani
Times Staff Writer
It was at the end of
Brian Halweil, "Farming in the Public Interest,".
in Linda Stark, ed., State of the World 2002
(W.W. Norton and Company, 2002), pp. 31-74
Farming in the
The fragde hillsides and forest edges of
Central America are
knowledge to combat hunger
Frontline Issues in Nutrition Assistance
It is tempting to see hunger as strictly an issue of
quantity. People who are hungry dont have enough food,
so lets get them more to
Pol itical Economy
Emmit B. Evans, Jr.
We f ace a global economic slowdown and a f ood
security crisis, both o f uncertain magnitude a nd
duration. Global warming has become more
apparent. These developments affect our efforts to
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by Emmit B. Evans, Jr.
There are those who ask, " Why should w e support
d iversity? Why i s diversity important, anyway?
Wouldn't we b e better off i f we were a ll alike?"
Kim M i l k
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Plant Life in a CO7-Rich World
Even without considerations ofglobal warming, increasing atmospheric
levels of carbon dioxide may greatly alter the structure and function
of ecosystems. These changes will not