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Issue 205 • March/April 2001

Good food and better farming

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Welcome

Welcome •

Food

THE REAL COSTS OF MODERN FARMING •

Chemical agriculture costs the Earth.

A DECENT DIET •

Big corporations have debased food into commodities and balance-sheets.

STOLEN HARVEST •

In Indian culture seeds are sacred. Multinational corporations are stealing seeds from the poor.

FRUITS OF THE EARTH •

Plant-based diets hold the key to human health and the health of the planet.

ORGANIC BANDWAGON •

As organic food is hijacked by corporate power, being "organic" is not enough.

CHOICE FOR CHILDREN •

Let all schools teach children how to cook and enjoy good food.

Philosophy

LIBERATION ECOLOGY •

There is a growing movement which celebrates the local, the small, the wild and the free.

Economics

ECO-VILLAGES •

Hope, hard work and adaptability are the greatest assets.

TYRANNY OF NUMBERS •

We need calculator-free zones.

MANAGING MONEY •

A young man, aged eight, finds out about financial systems.

Memoirs

MEETING THE MAHATMA •

Story of self realisation.

The Arts

IMAGES FOR THE SOUL •

Robin Baring is an artist of mystical vision.

DRAMA OF NATURE •

The paintings of Alan Bray reveal the drama of struggles between stone and water, trees and granite.

GARDEN OF LOVE •

James Ursell built a giant wicker bowl of coppiced branches.

Frontline

COMMUNITY HARVEST •

HOLISTIC HEALTH •

STANDING THEIR GROUND •

Regulars

Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

Letter from America

Poetry &

Letter from Key West

A Sense of Place &

Recipes

Reviews

TRUE BARGAINS •

Review of Bringing the Food Economy Home

A CELTIC BARD •

Review of Lindsay Clarke's Traditional Celtic Stories

SCIENCE AS SUPERSTITION •

Review of Life is a Miracle

NOMADIC SOUL •

Review of Wandering God

Welcome BACK, MR. KEYNES •

Review of Localization: a Global Manifesto

PROPOSALS FOR CHANGE •

Review of You Can't Eat GNP

PEASANTS OF FRANCE •

Review of The World is Not for Sale

NOTION OF NOTHING •

Review of The Nothing That Is

A CRITIQUE OF COMPUTERS •

Review of High Tech Heretic and Let Them Eat Data

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