Issue 205 • March/April 2001
Good food and better farming
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Welcome • Satish Kumar
THE REAL COSTS OF MODERN FARMING • Jules Pretty
Chemical agriculture costs the Earth.
A DECENT DIET • Colin Spencer
Big corporations have debased food into commodities and balance-sheets.
STOLEN HARVEST • Vandana Shiva
In Indian culture seeds are sacred. Multinational corporations are stealing seeds from the poor.
FRUITS OF THE EARTH • Sarah Brown
Plant-based diets hold the key to human health and the health of the planet.
ORGANIC BANDWAGON • George Monbiot
As organic food is hijacked by corporate power, being "organic" is not enough.
CHOICE FOR CHILDREN • Prue Leith
Let all schools teach children how to cook and enjoy good food.
LIBERATION ECOLOGY • Peter Marshall
There is a growing movement which celebrates the local, the small, the wild and the free.
ECO-VILLAGES • Walter Schwartz
Hope, hard work and adaptability are the greatest assets.
TYRANNY OF NUMBERS • David Boyle
We need calculator-free zones.
MANAGING MONEY • Aidan Bridgeland Stephens
A young man, aged eight, finds out about financial systems.
MEETING THE MAHATMA • Abhay Bang
Story of self realisation.
IMAGES FOR THE SOUL • John Lane
Robin Baring is an artist of mystical vision.
DRAMA OF NATURE • Donna Gold
The paintings of Alan Bray reveal the drama of struggles between stone and water, trees and granite.
GARDEN OF LOVE • Tom Trevor
James Ursell built a giant wicker bowl of coppiced branches.
COMMUNITY HARVEST • Adam Rock
HOLISTIC HEALTH • Lorna Howarth
STANDING THEIR GROUND • Daniel Carter
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Poetry • Anne Williams & Judith Galloway
Letter from Key West • Rosalind Brackenbury
A Sense of Place • John Griffin & Angela Malyon-Bein
Recipes • Dana Spowers
TRUE BARGAINS • Marian Van Eyk McCain
Review of Bringing the Food Economy Home
A CELTIC BARD • Jules Cashford
Review of Lindsay Clarke's Traditional Celtic Stories
SCIENCE AS SUPERSTITION • Brian Goodwin
Review of Life is a Miracle
NOMADIC SOUL • Oliver Lowenstein
Review of Wandering God
Welcome BACK, MR. KEYNES • Nick Robins
Review of Localization: a Global Manifesto
PROPOSALS FOR CHANGE • Ed Iglehart
Review of You Can't Eat GNP
PEASANTS OF FRANCE • Victoria Bawtree
Review of The World is Not for Sale
NOTION OF NOTHING • Rupert Wegerif
Review of The Nothing That Is
A CRITIQUE OF COMPUTERS • Peter Quince
Review of High Tech Heretic and Let Them Eat Data