Issue 188 • May/June 1998
The Gene Debate
THE GENE DEBATE • George Monbiot
Review of The consequences of genetic engineering reach into every corner of our lives.
THE CULT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY • Alastair McIntosh
Review of We are witnessing the emergence of a cult camouflaged as science but without any ethical foundation.
SOUL OWNERSHIP • Alan Simpson MP
Review of The Brave New World of patents on life is all about imperialism in a new guise.
COLONIZATION OF LIFE • Helena Paul
Review of Through gene technology corporations are invading plants, animals and indigenous people.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH NATURE? • Ricarda Steinbrecher
Review of Genetic engineers want to transform plants and animals into commodities.
GENETIC RESISTANCE • Jim Thomas
Review of Radicals and shoppers agree that tampering with food through genetic manipulation is dangerous.
DUPLICITY OF DEVELOPMENT • Sarah Sexton
Review of The Post-Development Reader
TRANSFORMING CITIES • David Nicholson-Lord
Review of Cities for a Small PlanetTHE DRIVE TO MODERNITY
TRANSFORMING CITIES • John Lane
Review of The Resurgence of the RealA HUMBLE DEFIANCE
TRANSFORMING CITIES • Michael Shaw Bond
Review of Fire Under Snow
FOOD FOR PLEASURE AND HEALTH • Satish Kumar
Review of The Mandeer Ayurvedic Cook Book, The Ayurvedic Cookbook and The Book of Bread
FOOD FOR PLEASURE AND HEALTH • Brigitte Norland
Review of Gardener Cook, Plants for a Future, and Nature Wars: People v. Pests
SEEKING THE TRUTH • Robert Rabbin
It is not necessary to find truth, only to seek it.
AGENDA FOR G-8 • David Boyle, Adrian Lovett & Simon Bullock
Environmentalists are holding The People's Summit to draw attention to the real issues.
THE WHOLE HORSE • Wendell Berry
Agrarianism is a culture at the same time as it is an economy. Industrialism is an economy before it is a culture.
MORAL EVOLUTION • Jane Goodall
It is easy to see the rôle of the selfish gene but we need to recognize cultural and moral evolution.
ALWAYS A BEGINNER • Bernard Samuels
Ben Hartley was a painter, a poet, a colourist and a humorist.
THAT IS ENOUGH • Bill McKibben
Wildlife photographers harass animals to get their best shots.
RAGE AGAINST ROAD • Stephanie Mills
Roads are the premier technology of empire, of centralization and homogenization.
FROM VIOLENCE TO REVERENCE • Anne Glyn-Jones
Schools and streets, homes and hospitals: society is gripped by violence.
BETWEEN TIME AND ETERNITY • Philip Yates
The art of Leisha Seyat.
CROP-CIRCLE MYSTERY • John Michell
The world is an enigma.