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The Green Activist Sandy Irvine Reminds Us that COVID-19 Offers an Unprecedented Chance to Slow Down and Mend Our Ecocidal Ways and Move Towards An Ecological Society

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Sunday, April 5, 2020, In : Press artricles 

Covid-19 and a chance for sustainability

The following is the text of a very short talk I gave in my ‘green issues’ slot on local community radio in March 2020 on the lessons of the Covid-19 crisis and the chance to build a better society. Please feel free to recycle in your area


The Covid-19 crisis continues to dominate the news. The costs … the death toll… threatened livelihoods… the general dislocation… are painfully clear. But I want to put the current crisis in a wider context....


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

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, July 13, 2018, In : Press artricles 

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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No to the Concept of 'Natural Capital': it Commodifies and Shatters the Intrinsic Value of the Natural World

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, May 18, 2018, In : Press artricles 

The UK government wants to put a price on nature – but that will destroy it
Georges Monbiot


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We Can Save the Caribbean’s Coral Reefs

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, September 19, 2014, In : Press artricles 

The New York Times

PARROTFISH eat algae and seaweed. These brightly colored fish with beaklike mouths inhabit coral reefs, the wellsprings of ocean life. Without them and other herbivores, algae and seaweed would overgrow the reefs, suppress coral growth and threaten the incredible array of life that depends on these reefs for shelter and food.

This was happening in Bermuda, until the government in 1990 banned fish traps that were decim...


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