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  1. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 5 - January 1982 - Children/Enfants

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  2. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  3. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  4. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  5. Farmageddon
    The True Cost of Cheap Meat

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    An investigation and implication of the global industrial farming industry.
  6. Get a Life!
    How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
  7. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  8. Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
  9. Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
  10. Neonicotinoids are Poisoning Entire Farmland Ecosystems
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds. A collapse in food production may inevitably follow.
  11. New generation: Growing up reading Rachel Carson, scientists unravel risks of new pesticides
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Like biologist Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring warned about the devastating effects of DDT, a new generation of scientists is trying to figure out if new pesticides -- which are being used in ever-increasing numbers, quantities, and combinations -- are harming living things they’re not intended to kill, including birds.
  12. New Seeds, Old Pesticides
    A Farmer on 2,4-D and Next Gen GMOs

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    I doubt very many people have ever heard or seen a "tank mix." Simply put, it is a mix of several crop chemicals used together to control a variety of weeds. I have not looked into a swirling mix of chemicals in a crop spray rig for probably 20 years – that's about how long it has been since we have used any herbicides on our farm.
  13. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
    Libertarian Socialism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 22, 2017
    Secrecy and Power

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
  15. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  16. Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons that a fair slice of this explosion in cancer mortality can be laid at the door of petro-chemicals, particularly those used by the food industry.
  17. The Political Economy of Health
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1889
  18. Scientists Write: EPA, Ban 'Agent Orange' Herbicide Mix and GMO Crops!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Thirty-five distinguished scientists urge the US-EPA not to register new mixtures of the herbicides 2,4-D and glyphosate, intended for use on herbicide-tolerant GMO crops. Approval of the herbicide mixtures would endanger both human and environmental health.
  19. Seminar Resource Kit On Agricultural Chemical Alternatives
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Earthcare is a Saskatchewan organization dedicated to developing agricultural alternatives.
  20. Ten Theses on Farming and Disease
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    There’s a growing understanding of the functional relationships health, food justice, and the environment share. They’re not just ticks on a checklist of good things capitalism shits on.
  21. Two Decades of Monsanto's Illegal Actions, Frauds and Crimes in India
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Over the two decades since Monsanto entered India, it has violated laws, deceived Indian farmers by making unscientific and fraudulent claims, extracted super profits through illegal royalty collection by violating India’s Patent and Intellectual Property laws, pushed farmers into debt, and, as a consequence of the debt trap, to suicide.
  22. Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing has changed the face of agriculture. Now we are left to decide if it was a good thing, this world changing shift in crop production brought about by GM crops.

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