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Fresh organic 'Heirloom' garlic from New Roots Farm in Newmarket NH, at the Portsmouth, NH farmer's market. Photo: ilovebutter via Flickr (CC BY).

Why the sustainable food movement is unstoppable: it's the philosophy!

Jonathan Latham, PhD

3rd October 2016

Members of the food movement share an infectious vision, writes Jonathan Latham - one which is constructive, convivial, classless, raceless, international, and embraces the whole world. Unled yet inspirational, it rests on a novel, harmonious philosophy that combines science, recognition of planetary boundaries, and the universal need for wholesome sustenance. more...
Forsmark Horizontal silo, Sweden's final repository for radioactive operational waste, located at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. Photo: Fred Dawson LRPS via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND).

Nuclear radiation, Kierkegaard, and the philosophy of denial

Chris Busby

8th January 2016

As the evidence of the extreme harm to health inflicted by nuclear radiation mounts, the denialists are resorting to ever greater extremes, writes Chris Busby. On the one hand, advancing the absurd claim that ionising radition is not merely harmless, but health-enhancing. On the other, closing down the experiment that would have provided the strongest evidence yet. more...

Genuine Leisure

Edward Skidelsky

17 March 2014

To be without leisure and do everything for the sake of something else, is to be only half alive, writes Edward Skidelsky. more...
Rediscovering our place in the Universe: a couple at Burning Man 2012, Washoe County, Nevada, USA. Photo: Duncan Rawlinson via Flickr.com.

Human rights and the environment

Gabriel Moran

27th February 2014

Are human rights separable from the wider rights of other living beings, the environment and the Universe? Gabriel Moran finds that humans need to re-assert their central position in the world and build an encompassing moral responsibility. more...
A Better World is Possible

A Better World is Possible

Bethany Hubbard

26th January, 2012

Bruce Nixon’s call to arms examines the perils of the global economic system, and challenges us to think sustainably, writes Bethany Hubbard more...
Rupert Sheldrake

It's all in the mind

Rupert Sheldrake

19th June 2009

Materialism as a scientific ideology has proved itself unworthy of the challenges we face - we must look elsewhere for life's answers, says Rupert Sheldrake more...
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Better than real- culture of the fake

Mark White

1st April, 2009

Who needs nature when you can manufacture a superior, ersatz substitute? more...
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Foraging for sanity - building Holistic Health in Harmony with Nature

Fergus Drennan

1st June, 2008

Expelled from Eden and adrift amid the miracles of modern living, going back to nature is the only way to stay sane and healthy in this mad, bad world, says Fergus Drennan more...
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Can man live on wild food alone? A one year experiment in self-sustenance…

Fergus Drennan

1st April, 2008

Is it possible to live off foraged food alone? Fergus Drennan thinks so and aims to prove it. In the first of his monthly columns he explains why, from April 1 st, he will be eating nothing but wild food – for an entire year... more...

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