Reaping What We Sow 25.1

Published: January 1999

Editorial: The Planet is What We Eat - Ray Tomalty

Saving Seeds - Bob Wildfong
Farmers and gardeners are the best hope for protecting what remains of food plant diversity.
Inset: Genetic Capital Is Being Eroded in Genebanks by Brenda Inouye
Inset: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jy Chiperzak
Inset: Heritage Seed Contacts by Bob Wildfong

Bitter Fruit - Asoka Mendis and Caroline Van Bers
Attractive supermarket displays of tropical fruit conceal ugly environmental and social costs.

Urban Growth - Alternatives' poster-guide shows how to bring agriculture into the city.

Mad Cows and Bad Berries - David Waltner-Toews
Conventional approaches to solving agricultural problems can encourage old and new diseases.

Death Science Creeps onto the Farm - Brewster Kneen
Biotechnology surprises the unsuspecting farmer.

Community Agriculture Rises in Quebec - Elizabeth Hunter

...and Uruguay - Pablo Galeano

Food Powers Social Change in El Salvador - Gail Hochachka

Youth Garden Thrives in Vancouver Wasteland - Emmanuelle Tittley

Planting Houses in the Rouge - Daphina Wai
Deal shows that housing and urban wilderness may be able to co-exist.

Improvements Not Clear-cut - Christine Cheng
Praise and skepticism greet Macmillan Bloedel's announcement of sweeping new changes to the way it harvests timber.

New Brunswick Gets the Ticket - Corry Toole
Polluters face fines under new legislation.

Quicksilver Albert - Erinn Moore
Evidence mounts that mercury contamination is endangering Nova Scotia loons.

Canadian Graduate Environmental Studies Programmes
ESAC and Alternatives present the first annual directory.

The Video Activist Handbook by Thomas Harding 
Ecopolitique internationale by Philippe Le Prestre 
At the Cutting Edge: The Crisis in Canada's Forests by Elizabeth May 
Clearcutting the Pacific Rain Forest: Production, Science, and Regulation by Richard A. Rajala 
Ecoforestry: The Art and Science of Sustainable Forest Use by Alan Drengson and Duncan Taylor

Harms' Way: There's No Going Home - Dave Harms

Alternatives Journal 25.1