Alternative Economies

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Changing Tides

An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene

Change the story and change the future – merging science and Indigenous knowledge to steer us towards a more benign Anthropocene. As humanity marches on, causing mass extinctions and … 220 View

Grocery Story

The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Store Giants

Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most … 306 View
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Gravity Suspended

From: Changing Tides

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This chapter follows the author, Alejandro Frid’s personal experiences conducting dive surveys for rockfish—a genus of long-lived, marine fishes that are easy to overfish—as … 12 $1.20 Add
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On the Cusp of a Revolution

From: Emergent Agriculture

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Today’s shifting agricultural paradigm is doing much the same thing. It is changing the way we produce food, how and where we get it, and what it does to our health, our pocket books, and … 5 $0.50 Add
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Introduction

From: In The Business of Change

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Social entrepreneurs, innovative men and women who focus their creative energy and business-minded skillset and savvy toward social change. Finding new and empowering ways to tackle social … 4 $0.40 Add
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Rise of the Grocery Giants

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter begins the description of the actions and tactics of "big food". The history of the A&P grocery retalier is described, as well as Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service … 15 $1.50 Add
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A New Approach to Agriculture

From: Emergent Agriculture

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The emergent agriculture is grounded in the philosophies of sustainability, local production, and the values of small-scale, family farming. The emergent agriculture values the crafts of the land … 11 $1.10 Add
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Retailer Market Power

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes retailer market power– current and historical– in the United States, as well as efforts to contain this power. The 1980s and the US Regan administration’s … 14 $1.40 Add
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Food Prices and the People Who Grow Our Food

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes food prices and the effect on the people who grow our food. How is the price of food determined and how does it impact every other link in the food chain? How does market … 17 $1.70 Add
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Discoveries on the Edge

From: Clean Money Revolution

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My experience confirmed what can be achieved as a “sprinkle investor” holding a portfolio of small private-equity investments in promising mission-based companies. I love the … ; 24 $2.40 Add
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Farm Subsides

From: Emergent Agriculture

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This chapter is primarily concerned with the ways in which farms subsidize us. First, most of the farmers who fall into this category of subsidizers own small to medium-sized farms, and they … 9 $0.90 Add
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Grocery Stores

The Food System’s Control Center

From: Grocery Story

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The anti-competetive business as usual practiced by Canada’s grocery giants and the testing of the boundaries of the law is described. Lost in this regime is flavour, genetic diversity, and … 25 $2.50 Add
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Interlude

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes alternative, viable, models for grocery stores and the "food shed" of local retailers and growers in Nelson, BC, and Viroqua, Wisconsin. The grocery store chains … 11 $1.10 Add
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Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

From: Emergent Agriculture

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Sustainability is a set of principles that focus on three fundamental elements of durable societies. They are: environmental stewardship, economic viability, and ethical behavior. These elements, … 6 $0.60 Add
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Enter the Co-op

From: Grocery Story

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In this chapter the author describes the history of co-ops from 1761 in Scotland to the revival of community-owned grocery stores in the 1980s. The structure and types of co-ops, their … 13 $1.30 Add