Issue 196 • September/October 1999
Myth of Progress
Welcome • Satish Kumar
THE SEED BARONS • Andrew Simms
Seed companies are using poverty as an excuse to impose control on world food.
THE MYTH OF PROGRESS • John Gray
If we redesign nature to fit human wishes, we risk making it a mirror of our limitations.
RICH IN THINGS, POOR IN TIME • Wolfgang Sachs
Poverty of time degrades the wealth of goods.
FRONTYARD AND BACKYARD OF DEVELOPMENT • Kamla Chowdhry
The Frontyard is filled with people of power and the Backyard embodies the rural realities of India
YOUNG AWAKENING • Yuill Herbet & Aishwarya Ratan
Visions and concerns.
POISONOUS PLASTICS • Jeffrey Kluger
Some clingwraps may be carrying toxic chemicals.
ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD • Masoumeh Ebtekar
Consumerism is a culture of living without responsibility.
THE NUCLEAR COST • Stephen Schwartz
Nuclear weapons are a useless burden
CONVIVIAL COMMUNITIES • David Skrbina
Optimum population has two factors: people and land; both must be considered together.
IS THERE ENOUGH MONEY? • Peter Lang
Let us free money from the banks.
TELL ME WHAT YOU EAT • Nicols Fox
Is science the answer to safe food?
ORGANIC REVOLUTION • Helen Browning & Sophie Poklewski Koziell
The land is not ours. We should leave the land in good heart.
COMMUNITY COMPOSTING • Nicky Scott
Working with people
EMPOWERING AWARDS • Stewart Kemp
Celebrating those who are working for a nuclear-free future.
THE LAND ETHIC • Donella Meadows
The profound insight of Aldo Leopold has stood the test of time.
A PHILOSOPHER OF WHOLENESS • Tseard Zoethout
The philosophy of Spinoza is rooted in the realization of wholeness and harmony.
CELTIC ECOLOGY • Thomas Rain Crowe
The Druids were "the wise ones of the oak".
ANIMAL SPIRIT • Louise Cullen & Alex Woodcock
Images are doorways to heightened perception of the world.
POWER OF WILD • Philip Vann
The paintings of Shafique Uddin evoke an intimate kinship between all creatures.
The Occasional Didymus • John Moat
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Business Diary • David Boyle
Letter from Key West • Rosalind Brackenbury
Poetry • Wendell Berry & Linda France
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Letters to the Editors
Recipes • Dana Spowers
LEARNING FROM THE EARTH • Mary Tasker
Ecological Education in Action, and Sustainable Development - First Annual Report
SANE ECONOMY • Paul Ekins
Beyond the Dependency Culture, and Transforming Economic Life
LOCAL HEROES • Rukmini Sekhar
Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi
HUNGRY GHOSTS • Ian Cotton
The Economic Horror
ELEGANT ESSAYS • Lindsay Clarke
POETRY OF SURVIVAL • John Fowles
extract from Wormholes
COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE • Brigitte Norland
Coast, and Countryside
ENCHANTING BEAUTY • John Lane
Five Centuries of Sienese Painting
RING OF POWER • Frances Hutchinson
Defending Middle-Earth, and Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
In case you missed it • Victoria Bawtree
The McDonaldization of Society, an McDonaldization Revisited
Books in brief • Clive Adams
Arch, and Honest Labelling
Books in brief • Ron Skinner
Local Food for Local People
US book roundup • Kirkpatrick Sale
Off the Map, Elements of Refusal and Technology as Magic