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  1. Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    "We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers."
  3. Agroecology Case Studies
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and the environment.
  4. Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore traditional foods and farming methods, resulting in lower costs, higher yields, improved nutrition, and a rekindling of native Tamil culture.
  5. Broken Heartland
    The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Today, the idea of a return to nature, which a pair of academics named Frank and Deborah Popper, first described twenty five years ago in a scholarly article entitled "The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust," has become central to almost any conversation about the region's future.
  6. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  7. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 3, Number 1 - February 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  8. Canadian Organic Growers applauds new organic regulation
    News Release September 5, 2006

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Canadian Organic Growers (COG), Canada's largest national organic organization, applauds the Government of Canada's new organic products regulation.
  9. Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  10. Cathy's Crawly Composters
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
  12. Connexions
    Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
  13. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  14. Earthcare: Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
  15. Ecological Agriculture in Manitoba: A Turning Point?
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 1983
  16. Ecological Agriculture in Saskatchewan
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
  17. The ecological benefits of Marijuana
    Resource Type: Article
    The decriminalization of cannabis would not only have important medicinal implications, but also positive economic consequences and largescale environmental benefits
  18. The Emergence of Marx's Critique of Modern Agriculture
    Ecological Insights from His Excerpt Notebooks

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Examining Marx’s notebooks, one realizes that he first attained a truly critical and ecological comprehension of modern agriculture in the middle of the 1860s. Although Marx was at first optimistic about the positive effects of modern agriculture based on the application of natural sciences and technology, he later came to emphasize the negative consequences of agriculture under capitalism precisely because of such an application, illustrating how it inevitably brings about disharmonies in the transhistorical “metabolism” (Stoffwechsel) between human beings and nature.
  19. 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.
  20. Farmageddon
    Food and the Culture of Biotechnolgy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Kneen explains how corporations control the distribution of food with little knowledge or care of the health risks of engineered food.
  21. Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Originally published in 1974, How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine1 remains a vital resource for farmers, agricultural researchers and planners, sustainability activists and home gardeners.
  22. Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
  23. 1491
    New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
  24. The future is agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
  25. 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.
  26. Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
    Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
  27. A Green History of the World
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  28. How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local, low-input farming methods that enhance the environment rather than degrade it. They have achieved this, moreover, at a time of rising food prices when others have mostly retreated from their own food security goals.
  29. The Lessons of Amish Agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1987
    Amish agriculture offers valuable eco-lessons to those interested in organic, earth-friendly farming.
  30. Marx as a Food Theorist
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
  31. Marx and Nature
    A Red and Green Perspective

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    While recognizing that production is structured by historically developed relations among producers, Marx insists that production as a social and material process is shaped and constrained by natural conditions. Paul Burkett shows that it is Marx's overriding concern with human emancipation that impels him to approach nature from the standpoint of materialist history, sociology, and critical political economy.
  32. Meeting the Expectations of the Land
    Essays in Sustainable Agriculture and Stewardship

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    Addresses the problems facing agriculture today, such as topsol erosion, lowered water tables, reliance on pesticides, dependence on machinery, the overcapitalization of agriculture, the decline of the rural economy, the energy and dollar cost as well as the health problems associated with commercial fertizlers, the shrinking number of family farms, the increasing dependence on fossil fuels.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. New Roots For Agriculture
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
  36. No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
  37. No-till farming
    Wikipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    No-till farming (also called zero tillage or direct drilling) is a way of growing crops or pasture from year to year without disturbing the soil through tillage. No-till is an agricultural technique which increases the amount of water that infiltrates into the soil and increases organic matter retention and cycling of nutrients in the soil. In many agricultural regions it can reduce or eliminate soil erosion.
  38. Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  39. Ontario Farm Animal Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  40. Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need them now.
  41. Organic Trade Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  42. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
    Arms Trade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature in Other Voices is the Film of the Week: to start off, we spotlight The Corporation, an exploration of the dominant institution of our time. Plus: Lying to ourselves about the air war, Karl Marx's critique of modern agriculture, and a challenge to Montreal's anti-protest bylaw.
  43. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
    SYRIZA

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  44. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
    Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issues, "Blue Betrayal," the film "The Future of Food," the Independent Science News website, which focuses on the science of food and agriculture, and the memoir "Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist" by Brewster Kneen, a former farmer and long-time critic of corporate agriculture.
  45. 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.
  46. The Passing of Bhaskar Save
    What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
  47. Permaculture
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies.
  48. Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, has passed away.
  49. The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, combatting climate change, and enriching farmland.
  50. Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, is the future of modern agriculture.
  51. Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
  52. The World Without Us
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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