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Issue 196 • September/October 1999

Myth of Progress

Out of print

Welcome

Welcome •

Feature Articles

THE SEED BARONS •

Seed companies are using poverty as an excuse to impose control on world food.

THE MYTH OF PROGRESS •

If we redesign nature to fit human wishes, we risk making it a mirror of our limitations.

RICH IN THINGS, POOR IN TIME •

Poverty of time degrades the wealth of goods.

FRONTYARD AND BACKYARD OF DEVELOPMENT •

The Frontyard is filled with people of power and the Backyard embodies the rural realities of India

YOUNG AWAKENING • &

Visions and concerns.

Readings

POISONOUS PLASTICS •

Some clingwraps may be carrying toxic chemicals.

ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD •

Consumerism is a culture of living without responsibility.

THE NUCLEAR COST •

Nuclear weapons are a useless burden

Population

CONVIVIAL COMMUNITIES •

Optimum population has two factors: people and land; both must be considered together.

Economy

IS THERE ENOUGH MONEY? •

Let us free money from the banks.

Science

TELL ME WHAT YOU EAT •

Is science the answer to safe food?

Frontline

ORGANIC REVOLUTION • &

The land is not ours. We should leave the land in good heart.

COMMUNITY COMPOSTING •

Working with people

EMPOWERING AWARDS •

Celebrating those who are working for a nuclear-free future.

Timeless Wisdom

THE LAND ETHIC •

The profound insight of Aldo Leopold has stood the test of time.

A PHILOSOPHER OF WHOLENESS •

The philosophy of Spinoza is rooted in the realization of wholeness and harmony.

CELTIC ECOLOGY •

The Druids were "the wise ones of the oak".

The Arts

ANIMAL SPIRIT • &

Images are doorways to heightened perception of the world.

POWER OF WILD •

The paintings of Shafique Uddin evoke an intimate kinship between all creatures.

Regulars

The Occasional Didymus

Good News For Gaia

Business Diary

Letter from Key West

Poetry &

Letter from America

Letters to the Editors

Recipes

Reviews

LEARNING FROM THE EARTH •

Review of Ecological Education in Action, and Sustainable Development - First Annual Report

SANE ECONOMY •

Review of Beyond the Dependency Culture, and Transforming Economic Life

LOCAL HEROES •

Review of Bapu Kuti: Journeys in Rediscovery of Gandhi

HUNGRY GHOSTS •

Review of The Economic Horror

ELEGANT ESSAYS •

Review of Wormholes

POETRY OF SURVIVAL •

Review of extract from Wormholes

COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE •

Review of Coast, and Countryside

ENCHANTING BEAUTY •

Review of Five Centuries of Sienese Painting

RING OF POWER •

Review of Defending Middle-Earth, and Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

In case you missed it •

Review of The McDonaldization of Society, an McDonaldization Revisited

Books in brief •

Review of Arch, and Honest Labelling

Books in brief •

Review of Local Food for Local People

US book roundup •

Review of Off the Map, Elements of Refusal and Technology as Magic

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