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  1. 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.
  2. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
  3. Ecodefense
    A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  4. Feedlots and E. Coli
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Improving processing plant inspections is a good idea, but it is only part of the solution. The real solution is minimizing the potential contaminant. Secondly, slow down the processing line so the workers can do their jobs. CDC tells people to wash their hands, their cutting boards and to cook meat thoroughly. Good sound suggestions, but why is the burden of safety inordinately placed on the consumer? Why are the processors allowed to hide behind the 'safe handling instructions' and maximize their profits with impunity?
  5. The high price of cheap meat
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    A tiny percentage of the wrong animal passed off as beef in industrially processed food in western Europe? It’s a small misdemeanour set against the misuse of the world’s agricultural land to produce the luxury of meat.
  6. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  7. I was wrong on veganism
    Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requirement of livestock rearing so much as an entrenched practice, and offers suggestions for greening the industry.

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