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Film Review: Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

By Norris Thomlinson / Deep Green Resistance Open Sesame examines the importance of seeds to humans as the genesis of nearly all our domesticated foods. It details the tremendous loss in varietal diversity of our crops over the last century, due in large part to increasing corporate control over the seed market. Farmers and gardeners […]

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After four month blockade, Argentine activists win construction stoppage at Monsanto plant

By Inter Press Service Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way off. For four months, activists in Malvinas Argentinas, a town in the central province of Cordoba, […]

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Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a sweltering 98 degrees. “The earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements,” Hansen […]

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Abandoned Collective Farm near Chernobyl

Abandoned Russian farmland soaks up 50 million tons of carbon every year

By John Upton / Grist When the USSR collapsed, the communal farming systems that helped feed the union’s citizens collapsed with it. Farmers abandoned 1 million acres of farmland and headed into the cities in search of work. New research by European scientists has revealed the staggering climate benefits of that sweeping change in land […]

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Dominican Republic bulldozing wildlife preserve for agriculture

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Last Wednesday, bulldozers entered the Loma Charco Azul Biological Reserve (LCABR) in the Dominican Republic and began clearing vegetation for agricultural development. The move stunned local conservationists who had not been notified ahead of time of the project. Although Charco Azul Biological Reserve is home to a wealth of threatened […]

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Cherine Akkari: Local Food Systems in Quebec

By Cherine Akkari / Deep Green Resistance Over the past few decades, our food system has become increasingly globalized [10]. With the rise of agribusiness, the ability to transport food cheaply over long distances and the development of food preservation techniques have enabled the distance between farm and market to increase dramatically. Recently, such practices […]

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BREAKDOWN: Industrial Agriculture

By Joshua Headley / Deep Green Resistance New York In no other industry today is it more obvious to see the culmination of affects of social, political, economic, and ecological instability than in the global production of food. As a defining characteristic of civilization itself, it is no wonder why scientists today are closely monitoring […]

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Max Wilbert: We Choose to Speak

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin I’m writing this at 68 miles per hour in the left lane of I-5. The freeway is 8 lanes wide here, a laceration running north and south for 1500 miles. It is a major corridor of human trafficking. A river of oil, a friend calls it. […]

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Biofuel company charged with bulldozing Asian elephant habitat

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay A biofuel plantation near Yala National Park has landed Lanka Orex Leasing Company PLC (LOLC) in Sri Lanka’s highest court. Environmentalists say the company is illegally bulldozing Asian elephant habitat, including scrubland and tree stands, near the buffer zone of Yala National Park for gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) biofuel plantation. “This […]

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Study finds 19% of reptile species in danger of extinction

By John Vidal / The Guardian Nearly one in five of the world’s estimated 10,000 species of lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodiles and other reptiles are threatened with extinction, according to a study conducted by 200 experts. But the risk of extinction was found to be unevenly spread throughout the extremely diverse group of animals. According […]

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