Continuing my highly subjective selection of important and/or interesting articles for red-greens and green reds.
Big Ag’s big lie: Factory farms, your health and the new politics of antibiotics
There is a near consensus among public health experts that the bulk antibiotics produced by AHI’s member companies are accelerating the approach of a post-antibiotics nightmare scenario, in which superbugs routinely emerge from our farms and wreak havoc on a human population living among the ruins of modern medicine.
East African agriculture and climate change (pdf)
Comprehensive scenarios for how climate change might affect countries in the region between now and 2050. Without adaptation, climate change will have negative effects on wheat, soybean, sorghum, and irrigated rice yields. Yield declines for each crop are different, but they range between 5 and 20 percent, with irrigated rice being the crop most negatively impacted.
International Food Policy Research Institute
Fakethrough! GMOs and the capitulation of science journalism
The marketing of fakethroughs is an important component of a general manipulation of the science media. But interference with the media is in turn only a part of the barely understood but vast web of influence by which the biotech industry meticulously orchestrates the perception of itself (and its products).
Independent Science News
Toward cyborg socialism
The failure of the American left to engage more substantially on environmental issues at home has real consequences for the expansion of neoliberalism worldwide. The Left needs more voices and sharper critiques that put our analysis of power and justice at the center of environmental discussions, where they should be.