Just Things

Just Things

The Fair Trade Journal of Applied Counter-Economics

The purpose of Just Things is to discuss and promote trade which:

  1. empowers workers
  2. empowers consumers
  3. maintains the integrity of the environment
  4. consists primarily of local production for local consumption

Volume 1 Issue 1


Sheep killed by grazing Bt-cotton

Literally hundreds of sheep in India have been killed by grazing on lands were Bt-cotton were planted. Around 25% of the sheep died after grazing Bt-cotton.

Seems a bit crazy, does it not?

Read the report on the preliminary assessment.

Mortality in Sheep Flocks after grazing on Bt Cotton fields
– Warangal District, Andhra Pradesh, April, 2006.


Frontiers in Sustainability Science and Policy

If you just so happens to be in Stockholm on May 23.
Do check this seminar out.
Or look at the pdf of the invitation.

Its free!


Livelihood, Environment and Inequality
in a Tropical Forest Community of the
Peruvian Amazon

Prof. Oliver Coomes
Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University, Canada

13.00–14.00 Tuesday 23 May, 2006
Linné Hall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Lilla Frescativägen
4, Stockholm

In the search for alternate paths for rural development in Amazonia, traditional resource use practices by forest peoples are often cited as models for sustainable livelihood and forest conservation. This talk reports on the findings of a study of swidden-fallow agroforestry, forest product use and land access over time in an upland forest community along the Amazon river, near Iquitos, Peru. Our results challenge the popular notion of traditional livelihoods as an assured path to more sustainable and equitable development in tropical forests.

Oliver Coomes is an Associate Professor of Geography at McGill University and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, World Development.
He is a member of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Land Use/Cover Change and the Poverty and Environment Network of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
His research examines issues related to rural poverty and environment in neotropical forests, particularly in Amazonian Peru, and how forest peoples adapt to changing environmental and economic conditions.

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