Genetically Modifying and Patenting Seeds isn’t the Answer

Posted on Oct 9, 2012
Genetically Modifying and Patenting Seeds isn’t the Answer

A Croatian translation of this article can be found here:   The great historian Lewis Mumford once described a patent as “a device that enables one man to claim special financial rewards for being the last link in the complicated social process that produced the invention”. He was pointing out that we do not produce […]

Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

Posted on May 28, 2012
Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

  This essay has been translated into Spanish.   At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the country in […]