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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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What Have They Done to Our Food? | Dissident Voice

What Have They Done to Our Food? | Dissident Voice | real utopias | Scoop.it
“They” in my title refers to the major players in our food system. First is Big Ag—Monsanto and Dow being prominent—and those industrial farms that use Big
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Why Monsanto and Trans-Pacific Partnership Equal Global Food Dominance

Why Monsanto and Trans-Pacific Partnership Equal Global Food Dominance | real utopias | Scoop.it
World food control has nearly been achieved by reducing plant diversity through GMO seeds made by transnational corporations.
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Democratising the Fight against Malnutrition - Inter Press Service

Democratising the Fight against Malnutrition - Inter Press Service | real utopias | Scoop.it

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the launch of the “Zero Hunger Challenge” by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2012 opened the way for new stakeholders to work together in tackling malnutrition.

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Year-Round Food Production: So Much More Than a Greenhouse

Year-Round Food Production: So Much More Than a Greenhouse | real utopias | Scoop.it
Grow food year round with no operating costs and no waste by using integrated closed loop production in a heat retaining enclosure.
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Documentary explores local Occupy the Farm movement - Daily Californian

Documentary explores local Occupy the Farm movement - Daily Californian | real utopias | Scoop.it
On Friday, “Occupy the Farm” had its world premiere at the United Artists cinema on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.
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CCEPA: Ethical Issues in Agriculture - Dr. Paul Thompson

Dr. R. Paul Thompson, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Institute For The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology; Dept. Of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation