The idea that pesticides are essential to feed a fast-growing global population is a myth, according to UN food and pollution experts.
A new report, being presented to the UN human rights council on Wednesday, is severely critical of the global corporations that manufacture pesticides, accusing them of the “systematic denial of harms”, “aggressive, unethical marketing tactics” and heavy lobbying of governments which has “obstructed reforms and paralysed global pesticide restrictions”.
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Our atomised communities can heal themselves. Through local initiatives we can regenerate our culture and make politics relevant again- George Monbiot writes in the Guardian – mentioning our friends at Incredible Edible , Men’s Sheds and Transition Towns! Click here
Remember the ” Earthship” – sustainable houses built from trash – they’re making a bit of a comeback – Aljazeera reports
A new survey by Birdlife has confirmed that much of Europe’s bioenergy program provided from wood is sourced from non sustainable sources – as reported in the Guardian
Richard Heinberg investigates why the major oil companies have written down their reserves… http://www.resilience.org/stories/2016-11-03/the-case-of-the-vanishing-oil-reserves
View Before The Flood – Leonardo Di Caprio’s new film on climate change here
Business flights are declining, CO 2 levels are climbing, and the cost of expansion is staggering. Only shameless cynicism can explain this outcome- John Sauven reports in the Guardian
A short film by Peter Byck on a Georgia Farmer Will Harris of White Oak Pastures who very successfully converted from industrial farming to organic methods – Click Here