10/19/2009
Nature challenges us: Can we love the world around us unsentimentally? Our enormous achievements have brought most of the planet more or less under our control. Now that we have this powerful role in the world, are we capable of accepting our responsibility? Nowhere is this question more present than on a farm, where we live among the animals that will one day provide a meal, and where providing a humane death is not only neccessary for our nourishment, but for providing a good life for the rest of the animal residents.
10/19/2009
Mesopotamia’s “fertile crescent” is not so fertile any more. According to National Geographic’s 2001 story on a study funded by the United Nations Environment Program using NASA satellite images, the cradle of civilization and birthplace of agriculture has almost completely






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