Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

400 results for "biodiversity"

A book excerpt from Slow Money

A book excerpt from Slow Money, by Woody Tasch

Excerpts from "Reconnoitering" in Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing. Ode Editors | November 2008 issue If there had been a manual of civilization way back Read More...

This is island Earth

This is island Earth

A glimpse inside the lives of the Bajau Laut, who could play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity in the Indian and Pacific oceans' Coral Triangle. Marco Visscher | October 2010 Read More...

Tasting is believing

Tasting is believing

Esoteric practises, like burying manure inside cows’ horns, has put many people off biodynamic agriculture. Now the sensational flavour—and ­ecological benefits—of biodynamic produce is winning them over. Jay Walljasper | May 2008 issue I know a thing or two about farms. My uncles raised Read More...

The 2008 Organic Top 20

The 2008 Organic Top 20

Twenty praiseworthy products that are good for your body, your soul and the planet. | April 2008 issue With all the talk of recession, Ode decided to check in with two pioneers in the organic market to get their takes on what the money crunch might mean for their businesses'and for the sector Read More...

Signor Slow

Signor Slow

Ode dines with Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, who believes pleasure can save the world. Marco Visscher| September 2007 issue This is no ordinary chicken on the table. Two days earlier it was stuffed with fresh herbs and then cooked in a wood-fired oven for a half-hour and left to Read More...

A new kind of UN

A new kind of UN

We can't leave the future in the hands of corporations and governmentsMarco Visscher | October 2005 issue Human rights, humanitarian aid, democracy, environmental protection, the right to healthcare and education, the rights of women, children, employees and animals, the right to contraception and Read More...

Two myths that keep the world

Two myths that keep the world poor

Global poverty is a hot topic right now. But anyone serious about ending it needs to understand the true causes, argues Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva. Vandana Shiva | November 2005 issue From rock singer Bob Geldof to UK politician Gordon Brown, the world suddenly seems to be full of Read More...

Who owes whom?

Who owes whom?

The new idea of ecological debt rearranges relations between the global South and North Marco Visscher | Jan/Feb 2005 issue The amount Ethiopia pays towards its debt to international lending institutions is four times the amount it spends on health care. In order to meet their debt and interest Read More...

Sex and the single duck

Sex and the single duck

A distressing story of abduction, racial prejudice and murder -- all in the name of protecting biodiversity. David Cox | November 2003 issue New Labour’s ever-growing army of critics have yet to accuse it of genocide. They should. The United Kingdom’s caring government proposes to exterminate Read More...

Start a revolution in your kit

Start a revolution in your kitchen

The shopping list that really contributes to a better world involves local, biological farmers, fair-trade products and vitamin supplements. Some steps for an action plan. Marco Visscher | April 2003 issue Local food Buying fresh, local seasonal food reduces the need for transport and, Read More...