Five new books and an essential magazine! Science for People; Katrina’s History; Small Farm Future; Mass Migration; Energy and Work; China’s Environmental Crisis
New books on fungi, climate & capital, food, bluefin tuna, & Cuban agriculture. PLUS new translations of Facing the Anthropocene, and two recent C&C book reviews
Worldwide, there are now over a thousand coastal areas where fish can’t breathe. The nitrogen that makes crops grow is also destroying offshore ecosystems.
Even low concentrations of pesticides can increase transmission and weaken efforts to control the second most common parasitic disease
Six new books … Greta Thunberg’s story; Fighting corporate food systems; Revolutionaries on climate; Food and revolution; A case for meat; Our carbon world
Documentary on ‘clean meat’ fails to question the technology’s rationale and blindly accepts dubious claims made by its promoters
The Gates Foundation’s billion dollar project is a vicious circle that drives small-scale food producers further and further into poverty
The profit-driven food system endangers the lives of millions of low-paid workers. It’s time to adopt more humane and robust methods of feeding humanity.
‘If wildlife-oriented solutions distract from the weaknesses that COVID-19 has exposed in global health security, the next pandemic will levy a higher toll.’
Four million tonnes of poison a year, most produced by four agribusiness giants, are killing essential insects everywhere. One-third of species face extinction.
Covid-19 exposes capitalism’s gross inability to meet human needs. We must demand immediate measures to help people survive and recover.
Global food price increases could be worse than in the 2008 crisis, causing major shortages and increased malnutrition in the global south.
Six new books to read while maintaining social distance. Yellow Earth; Socialist Practice; Friedrich Engels; Chicken History; Traveling Plants; Coal and Empire
A socialist biologist explains the tight links between new viruses, industrial food production, and the profitability of multinational corporations.
“We are protecting our land and the life on it. We have to preserve this life for our children’s future.”
Nnimmo Bassey: Africa will face calamitous roasting unless radical social and ecological transformation starts soon
Joint Cuba-U.S. study finds sustainable agriculture in Cuba keeps river pollution far below levels in U.S. waterways
Once again, authorities are scrambling to deal with a fast-spreading disease after the fact, while the systemic causes remain in place.
“We have been mortgaging the health of future generations to realize economic and development gains in the present”
Cuba’s experience suggests that urban farming can help stave off potential famine when the climate crisis cuts food production