OEcotextiles

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Agroecology and the Green Revolution

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

The promise of the Green Revolution was that it would end hunger through the magic of chemicals and genetic engineering.   The reasoning goes like this:  the miracle seeds of the Green Revolution increase grain yields;    higher yields mean more income for poor farmers, helping them to climb out of poverty, and more food means less …

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Did you know that July 11, 1987 was the very first “World Population Day”? [1]   World Population Day was designed  “to track world population and bring light to population growth trends and issues related to it”.  That year, the world’s population was 5 billion – a result of about 200,000 years of population growth – …

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Promise for the future

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about the Green Revolution, and the problem of feeding 9 billion people. With respect to the Green Revolution, opinion is still divided as to how to assess its impact.   Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya (a movement of 500,000 seed keepers and organic farmers) said that the Green …

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