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GRAIN NGO Informs that Industrial Livestock, not Wet Markets, Might Be Origin of Covid-19

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, In : Relevant literature 

New from GRAIN | 1 April 2020

New research suggests industrial livestock, not wet markets, might be origin of Covid-19

There is a growing body of evidence that the origin of the current Covid-19 pandemic is not a wet market in Wuhan, as has been widely claimed. We now know that tests of the animals at the market came back negative and that the first reported case and many other initial cases had no connection to this market. We also now know, thanks to a newly released analysis of the genomic s...


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Industrial Agriculture is the Major Cause of Climate Forcing

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, June 29, 2018, In : Relevant literature 

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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A Critique of the Decoupling Strategy in Australia

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Relevant literature 

Ed. note: This excerpt is taken from a longer paper by the authors, which can be found here.

In late 2015 the CSIRO released its Australian National Outlook (ANO) Report (‘the Report’) which outlined 20 future scenarios for Australia, exploring various global and national sustainability challenges. The Report’s main conclusion was that sustainability is compatiblewith continuous economic growth defined in terms of rising GDP and that consumerist valuesdo not need to be questioned.

But whi...


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