When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

This is a great argument against the technology-driven, big-ag “food security” approach which focuses on the “need to feed the world” through more and flashier technological inventions. It addresses what I have been thinking about a lot lately: “Technology, we’re promised, is fast and easy. Which is good because, as it happens, we also don’t … Continue reading When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

Our Green Planet

We live in a world with a wealth of information at our fingertips, and more and more frequently even extraordinary ways in which this information can be presented. Case in point is this video: it showcases data gathered by satellites on the “greenness” of our planet from 2012 to 2013. Check it out and see … Continue reading Our Green Planet

The True Deservers of A Food Prize – Reblog

Remember the controversy surrounding the World Food Prize recipients this year? In his column, Mark Bittman of the New York Times provides a great list of alternative people that would deserve the prize because of their involvement in agroecology and sustainable production methods. Amongst his nominees: Vandana Shiva, Olivier de Schutter and Miguel Altieri – all … Continue reading The True Deservers of A Food Prize – Reblog