On the future of farming and ecomodernist illusions

12 June 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Some writers imagine that machines can feed the world. They ignore the damage caused by industrial agriculture, and don’t value the work of people who feed most of humanity today.

“Industrialized agriculture has meant pretending soil and flora are not living entities that require care and attention. If you treat the living as the dead, it should not be surprising when the graveyards spread.”


Max Ajl replies to Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific, by Matt Huber


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From Glyphosate to Front Groups: Fraud, Deception and Toxic Tactics By Colin Todhunter

5 June 2019 — Global Research

Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to the Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal and the British Medical Association Council Chairman, Chaand Nagpaul.

Her purpose is to not only draw attention to the impact of biocides, not least that of glyphosate, on health and the environment but also to bring attention to the corruption that allows this to continue.

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Agricultural Memory and Sustainability By Dr. Kelly Reed

31 May 2019 — The Ecologist

Archaeologists, historians and anthropologists have an important role to play in the decision-making around how we build a sustainable food future.

A significant overhaul of the current global food system is needed to meet the challenges of feeding a growing world population and many stress that this is only achievable by changing diets, food production and reducing food waste. 

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Monsanto, Scientific Deception And Cancer by Binoy KAMPMARK

23 May 2019 — Oriental Review

Money may not be able to buy the purest love, but it can buy the best, life-ending cancer.  For Monsanto, giant of rule and misrule in matters of genetically modified crops, known for bullying practices towards farmers, things have not been so rosy of late.  Ever the self-promoter of saving the world an agricultural headache (biotech crops being the earth’s touted nutritional salvation), the company has run into a set of legal snags that have raided its funds and risk sinking it, along with Bayer AG, the company that bought it last year for $63 billion.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 23 May 2019

23 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Monsanto Kept ‘Watch Lists’ in Seven EU Countries – Bayer

Bayer’s public relations headaches over its mammoth takeover of Monsanto intensified Tuesday, as a scandal about “watch lists” of pro- or anti-pesticides figures kept by the US group snowballed across Europe. Source: www.afp.com The German group said the lists covered politicians, journalists and others across seven European countries and in Brussels. Bayer’s admission adds to […]

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Sustainable Pulse: Glyphosate, GMOs and Pesticides – Weekly Global News Bulletin 16 May 2019

16 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Brands Set to March on US EPA over Glyphosate Concerns – Interview with MegaFood
On May 23 a group of top brands and members of the public are set to march to the offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver a vital petition, which aims to end the pre-harvest spraying of glyphosate-based herbicides on crops, one of the main reasons for our contaminated food supply. Sustainable […]

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, May 2019

13 May 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

New books for reds and greens

Two views of food and farming. The origin of climate science denial. The high cost of living well. And a socialist who mostly disagrees with ecosocialism


Climate & Capitalism can’t review every book we receive, but this column lists and links to those that seem relevant to Climate & Capitalism’s mission, along with brief descriptions. Titles described here may be reviewed in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that we agree with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 9 May 2019

9 May 2019 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

White House Has “Monsanto’s Back on Pesticides,” Newly Revealed Document Says

Internal Monsanto records just filed in court show that a corporate intelligence group hired to “to take the temperature on current regulatory attitudes for glyphosate” reported that the White House could be counted on to defend the company’s Roundup herbicides.

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Fracking industry and resigning tsar Natascha Engel hit full media spin cycle on quake rules By Melissa Jones

8 May 2019 — Spinwatch

Fracking industry and resigning tsar Natascha Engel hit full media spin cycle on quake rules

As an exercise in coordinated media spin, it was a tour de force. UK shale gas commissioner Natascha Engel’s resignation last weekend just seven months into a two-year taxpayer-funded appointment had astute industry PR gloves all over it.

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