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Monoculture Soy and the Future of the Paraguayan Campesino

Mario Machado | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Mario Machado

Paraguay, like many developing countries across the world, has a national wealth and cultural identity that is tied directly to the production from its land. But it is this very land-wealth that continues to be effected by strong forces beyond its borders, most notably globalization and neoliberal orthodoxy.

The Two White Americas

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

The presidential election last week took many Americans by surprise, particularly those who supported Romney. Many Republicans were, and still are, in...

Chemical Warfare

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

To fight our insane wars, we're wrecking our soldiers' ability to live with themselves and function in society, then regulating what's left of them with chemicals, which often make things immeasurably worse.

The Ogallala Aquifer: Water Scarcity on the Texas High Plains (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2012-02-15-Screenshot20120214at8.30.27PM.png On the southern high plains of Texas, on a time-scale less than an average human lifetime, growing concerns over water scarcity are playing out.

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

ReThink Interview: Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz, Makers of Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? looks at possible causes of colony collapse disorder as well as the millennia-old relationship between bees and humans that had been so mutually beneficial for so long.

Trade, Islands, and Diversity

Carl Pope | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

If you are over 50 and think that bananas tasted better when you were young, you are right. Bananas are not the only example of how neo-liberal trade rules are bad news for small places.

Where Nature Does Her DNA Banking

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegrengrok.com.When it comes to biodiversity, all land is definitely not created equal.Diversity, our financial analysts and H.R...

Being Part of Everyone's Furniture; Or: Appropriate Away!

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

My culture is deemed common property and used accordingly. Yet few people really know anything about it beyond the cartoon version that passes for world history in most US schools.

Revenge of the Weeds

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Today's big news stories -- the wars, the eco-disasters -- all seem to have the same gaping hole in them. This hole is lack of awareness, and its thru...

Meatless Monday: Going to (GMO) Seed

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Why make such a fuss about the Supreme Court's vote to lift the ban on Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa? Because more than alfalfa is at stake: Monsanto's GMOs are in almost every processed thing we eat. Details (and recipes!) inside.

Why Purple Will Be the New Blue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marian Salzman

Simple dichotomies such as red and blue are behind us. Purple clothing may come and go, but I believe purple as a state of mind is here to stay.

Christmas Revolution!

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Our images of happiness are becoming self-made again, coming from within our loving relationships. Our dreams, memories and our imaginations are still independent from the market.