Book Author: Wendell Berry Reviewed by Jonathan Latham (The Bioscience Resource Project) In 2002, peasant associations from all over Asia organised an international scientific conference. The motivation for the conference was the fact that peasants …Continue reading
Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
Dr Debal Deb, Founder-Chair, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, India (Photo Credit: D. Deb) On May 25, 2009, Hurricane Aila hit the deltaic islands of the Sunderban of West Bengal. The estuarine water surged and destroyed …Continue reading
Does the Bio-Economy Add Up?
Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson Experts do not have an entirely unblemished record of predicting the future of agriculture. In the 1950s it was envisioned that farms would be irrigated with water from icecaps that …Continue reading
Transgene Escape! – But No One Has Called Out the Guards
Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Centre for Food Safety Introduction One route by which transgenes (the genes engineered into crops) may cause harm is by permanently escaping from agricultural environments into wild or natural areas. This …Continue reading