The Agrarian Renaissance needs new kinds of farms – polycultural, low-input, skills intensive; and these new farms need appropriate markets – generally local, and geared to the small-scale; and overall we need a true food culture – people who truly appreciate what good food is, and are prepared to seek it out.
Published on Jan 3 2017, this report was written by Miles King et al of “People Need Nature” Called “A Pebble in the Pond: Opportunities for farming, food and nature … Read on
This piece in today’s Guardian by Olivier De Schutter and Emile Frison, spells out the dangers of the so-called “technological advances” in industrial agriculture. That they “simply give industrial agriculture … Read on
This piece in the NYT (Dec 31 2016) describes what is now common practice in universities that take money from industry: “scientists deliver outcomes favorable to companies, while university research … Read on
This article written by Miguel Altieri and Eric Holt-Giménez and published by Food First (Oct 18 2016) warns that “The political dimension of agroecology is problematic in the Global North—particularly … Read on
Another study on the adverse effects of neonicotinoids on pollinators. This one, published in Nature Communications 7 Article number 1245, looks at 62 wild bee species with oilseed rape cropping … Read on> Go to The College