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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Agriculture companies launch effort to standardize, secure farm data

Agriculture companies launch effort to standardize, secure farm data | real utopias | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - Purdue University researchers and a group of agricultural companies on Tuesday announced an open source project to standardize farm data formats and improve communication between farm equipment and farm management tools made by different companies.


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Seeds of sovereignty - Republica

Seeds of sovereignty - Republica | real utopias | Scoop.it


We should all be worried about what David Harvey calls accumulation by dispossession. Resisting Monsanto may be need of hour, but, certainly not the only task.

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Los Angeles may become largest GMO-free area in the US

Los Angeles may become largest GMO-free area in the US | real utopias | Scoop.it
Los Angeles is considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms, which would make the city the largest GMO-free zone in the US.
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Agriculture in a Changing World with Noam Chomsky et al ...

Agriculture in a Changing World with Noam Chomsky et al ... | real utopias | Scoop.it

“Agriculture is the oldest environmental problem,” the Land Institute’s Wes Jackson tells us early in this 27-minute video. Through interviews with 11 scientists, researchers and environmental experts, this short documentary considers that fate of agriculture and the environment in the age of agri-business and climate change. Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, Tad Patzek, Wendell Berry, Mark Shepard and the rest of the cast explain that big agriculture’s insatiable need for revenue not only afflicts the environment with toxic fertilizers, pesticides and carbon emissions, it degrades the state of agriculture itself by destroying the soil and subverting the natural evolution of animals, plants and insects. It is as unsustainable as it is unstoppable.

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Chinese land reform A world to turn upside down - The Economist

Chinese land reform A world to turn upside down - The Economist | real utopias | Scoop.it


The result, in theory, would be no net loss of farmland, and an opportunity for farmers in areas developers do not care for to cash in on the insatiable demand for urban land.

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Food Binds Us, It's Social And Inclusive - Huffington Post UK

Food Binds Us, It's Social And Inclusive - Huffington Post UK | real utopias | Scoop.it

Delegate from Ireland, Iseult Ward on the Food Revolution Session at this year's One Young World Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

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