Category - Ecology

wild pigs all in a row

Comment | A possum problem

None of the integration of food, ecology and diet advocated here on sustainably FED is easy. There are many challenges in a more ecological way of feeding everyone well.

stautes on easetr Island at sunset

Overshoot, the precursor to collapse

Overshoot is when the consumption of resources exceeds the amount available, which should trigger the ecological principle of density-dependence to pull consumption back below the resource limit. We had better hope this...

butterflies in an insect collection

Silent Spring

On 27 September 2022, it was 60 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, an early warning of what human economic activity will do to nature.

man letting sandy soil through his fingers

You really need to know this

Sometimes it is necessary to take stock, to sit under a shady tree and contemplate what brought you to this tree. Then imagine what happens next, given the journey taken and the opportunity to ponder.

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Soil biodiversity matters

Most people have never heard of soil biodiversity, the poor man’s rainforest. But we all should know about it and especially how it maintains critical processes...

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