Can a clean cook stove use charcoal as its fuel source? I didn’t think so until I came across the EcoRecho, and the realities of cooking food in the most impoverished parts of Haiti.
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Via Campesina, the world’s largest confederation of farmers with member organizations in 70 countries, has called Monsanto one of the “principal enemies of peasant sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty for all peoples.” See how peasant farmers, and the activists who support them, are challenging the agribusiness giant’s incursions into developing world farming.
The thin layer of topsoil that covers much of the earth’s land surface is the foundation of civilization. As long as soil erosion on cropland does not exceed new soil formation, all is well. But once it does, it leads to falling soil fertility and eventually to land abandonment. As countries lose their topsoil through […]
Crowdfunding sites are becoming some of my favorite spots online to hit when I’m looking for unique stories. A browse through Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Greenfunder (which I just discovered today) brings up all sorts of innovative projects aimed at implementing sustainable practices in many different forms. Today, the concept I came across was growing bamboo […]
Heard much about post-quake Haiti recently? Probably not, unless you’re really digging for news on it… after the initial shock and horror, the cameras and reporters seemed to move on. And even when they were there, they focused on the immediate crisis… very few dealt with any history that could’ve helped answer the question “How […]