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Here’s how to sidestep those doomsday economic forecasts

Here’s how to sidestep those doomsday economic forecasts

Lately the news has been full of dire reports about the economy (LATimes article, Baker article, Stanford/Berkeley study) Let’s get back to Resilience. Sufficiency. How can we thrive, economically, despite these dire reports? If you run a small business (or are thinking about having a small business), here’s how to build resilience in your business. As an individual, or a community member, here’s how you can help build a resilient local economy.

What do GMOs have to do with Resilience?

What do GMOs have to do with Resilience?

In so many ways, GMOs deplete any resilience in our food supply. GMOs are perhaps the ultimate pinnacle of petroleum-dependent agriculture. These plants are laboratory-engineered specifically to work together with petro-chemicals: herbicides, insecticides, fertilizers. Headed into a world with increasingly less and less fossil resources, deepening the petro-dependence of our food supply is an absolutely disasterous course. For thousands of years, humanity has fed itself “organically” — only your great-grandmother didn’t have a term for it. That was normal agriculture. This chemical-dependent…

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