Don’t Mimic Nature on the Farm, Improve it

Behind many efforts to make agriculture more sustainable is the idea that our farming systems need to be more like nature. According to agroecologist Miguel Alteri, “By designing farming systems that mimic nature, optimal use can be made of sunlight,…

Kareiva: Scientist, Conservationist, & Pragmatist.

Here is some interesting weekend reading for you.  Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy, wrote an essay questioning the strategies of environmentalists and conservationists. He argued that their movement is failing - both in its goal to protect…

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