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The Italian Essayist Guido Dalla Casa Aptly Urges us to Overcome Industrial Civilization

October 20, 2019
Guido Dalla Casa
Key points of Guido Dalla Casa's philosophy: 
  • We must become profoundly aware that we humans are an animal species which can be easily classified (Class: Mammals, Order: Primates). We are like a kind of cell in an organism, which is the Ecosphere or Earth. Therefore, the first value must be the good health of the entire organism;
  • This planet can support a maximum of 2 or 3 billion humans that are mostly vegetarians like the other primates, and with a level of consumption lower than at present.
  • All sentient beings (other animals, plants, ecosystems, collective beings) have the right to a life worth living. Natural entities have their proper value, they are not merely a function related to humans;
  • Any reasoning about possible processes must be carried out in the framework of a systemic-holistic paradigm which is non-linear;
  • Nature must be considered in its profoundly spiritual aspect.
And these are some of the proposals that this ecophilospher puts forth to attain a post-ecocidal culture: 
  • First of all: awareness. Starting from school, teaching at all ages what we know through Science, but only through those sciences which are close to philosophy and not those dominating today which are linked to technology, having become slaves of the economy and industry;
  • Diffuse throughout the world contraceptives in order to enhance birth control. The aim must be a reduction of the human population. When the snowy owl gets aware that there are few mice around, it stops producing eggs. Other animals who do not have predators create very little offspring.
  • Get rid of economic growth, which is a phenomenon impossible on Earth, except for short periods. In fact, economic growth replaces living organisms (forests, swamps, savannah, marine ecosystems) by inanimate matter (buildings, machines, roads, factories), thus destroying Life. Economic indicators must be banned from any discourse because they are harmful. 
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Change The World Without Taking Power but with the Creation of Natural Carbon Sinks

July 22, 2019

I once read a Marxist book -and wrote a review thereof- entitled 'Change the World without Taking Power'. I guess the motto resonates with many of us in the altermondialiste movement. It's my belief that fulfilling the remit goes, to a large extent, by way of creating natural carbon sinks thereby sequestering carbon so that the latter becomes a dynamic of fertility and it's stropped from its performance as a global warmer and climate changer.  

In this succinct video (follow-up video,...


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Odisha, India, to Promote Organic Farming in Joint Effort with United Nations Environment Programme

July 27, 2018


BHUBANESHWAR: The Odisha government and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have decided to collaborate to promote organic farming in the state.

Executive director of UNEP, Erik Solheim met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat on Friday and discussed the scope of organic farming in Odisha.

There is a lot of scope for organic farming in Odisha for which the state government is interested in sustainable and climate resilient organic agriculture. Organic farming should be...


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Organic Farms in India

July 27, 2018
The Best Organic Farms to Visit in India

Although organic farming is a controversial concept in India, it has been saving many farmer lives and gaining prominence with city dwellers. Thankfully, some have taken it upon themselves to produce or support farmers who produce crops without the use of genetically modified organisms, artificial fertilisers, pesticides and livestock feed additives. Here are the best organic farms where you can get fresh, unadulterated produce from in India



Full article: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/...
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Sikkim: the First and Only Fully Organic State in India

July 27, 2018
Sikkim is the first and only fully organic state of India. From adopting new farming practices to harvesting low yields initially and farmers having to come up against losses, it took 13 difficult years for the second-smallest state of India to achieve this feat. Today, showers of accolades have been pouring in from all over the world. Here are some of the sought-after organic products you can find in Sikkim

Full article: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/india/articles/heres-what-indias-only-10...

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Localization as the Only Avenue to Bring Ecocides to an End

July 13, 2018

Challenging Authoritarianism: the prospect of localization

By Helena Norberg-Hodge

We urgently need widespread awareness of the big picture of economic deregulation and its impacts on our communities and personal lives. It is only ignorance about this system that enables the pseudo-solutions of Trump, Brexit, Duterte and others to gain strength, even as the global economic system marches onwards, unfettered. Despite the fact that these right-wing political forces are often branded as “anti-gl...


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Indian Small Farmer's Keep Being the Target of US Agribusinesses

July 13, 2018

India could take the lead in regenerative organic farming given the large amount of small farmers --though undoubtably descending over the last decades-- who could turn into masters for the rest of us. However, right the opposite is underway:  American agribusinesses, with their fertilisers, pesticides, weedicides and patented GM seeds keep seeing India as the perfect target. Indian officials and World Bank loans --under the 'Enabling the Business of Agriculture' scheme-- pave the respective ...


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Industrial Agriculture is the Major Cause of Climate Forcing

June 29, 2018

1% For The Planet–a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet–recently collaborated with The Carbon Underground to create a hypothetical quiz about the primary cause of climate change:

“If we asked 1,000 members of 1% for the Planet to name the cause of climate change, and you responded the way most people do, about 950 of you would say it’s the burning of fossil fuels.

And you’d be wrong.

If we asked the same group whether reducing ...


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Regenerative Organic Agriculture can Sequester all the Carbon Generated by Industrial Capitalism

June 29, 2018

We are at the most critical moment in the history of our species, as man-made changes to the climate threaten humanity's security on Earth. But there is a technology for massive planetary geo-engineering that is tried and tested and available for widespread dissemination right now. It costs little and is adaptable to local contexts the world over. It can be rolled out tomorrow providing multiple benefits beyond climate stabilization.

The solution is farming. Simply put, we could sequester more...


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Co-ordinated Resistance against Fossil Fuels

June 29, 2018

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A movement is growing to stop fossil fuel projects across EuropeScientists warn that we need to phase out fossil fuels urgently to bring down emissions by 2020 and avoid irreversible climate chaos. Yet governments continue to support new fossil fuel projects both politically and financially.

All over Europe, coal mines and power plants, fracking wells and gas pipelines are facing resistance. These fights are led by grassroots groups and local com...


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