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A new publication presents a dossier on U.S. worker-owned and consumer co-ops in the U.S.
Endcap Articles March 8, 2012
In a recent article in "Dollars and Sense," Gar Alperovitz presents cooperative enterprise, especially worker-owned co-ops, along with other methods of democratizing capital -- an essential direction
Endcap Articles January 9, 2012
Pauline Green, president of the International Cooperative Alliance, in early January released a message about the International Year of Cooperatives.
Endcap Articles January 8, 2012
Canada’s co-ops certainly are leaders in North American cooperative circles. One-third of all its citizens are members of one of Canada’s credit unions.
Endcap Articles May 31, 2012
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) continues to provide current and complete information on the Farm Bill as it moves through Congress:
Endcap Articles July 14, 2012
A new article, subtitled "Building the right kind of autonomy," provides an excellent overview of what cooperatives can offer a world that is in economic crisis.
Endcap Articles August 4, 2012

The nine-month “fix” in the farm bill is worse than nothing.  With the last-minute approval of this compromise, largely without debate, we lost relatively inexpensive yet essential support for orga

Endcap Articles January 21, 2013
Author Wendell Berry gave the following brief but profound observations at "The Future of Food," a conference sponsored by the Washington Post.
Endcap Articles May 9, 2011
An excellent summary of organizations and ideas that are contributing to a new economy – based on cooperatives, wealth sharing, and conservation of resources – appears in both The Nation (June 13, 201
Endcap Articles May 31, 2011
The Co-operative Group, the U.K.
Endcap Articles May 25, 2011

Here is a quote, from David Orr’s book Down to the Wire, which captures the scope of what we need to be doing to build the transition to a more resilient and possibly sustainable society:

“Every increase in local capacity to grow food, generate energy, repair,

Endcap Articles September 5, 2010

The risk of salmonella poisoning at poultry operations with atrocious practices led to a massive egg recall totaling over 500 million eggs and reaching more than 22 states.  It is driving consumers

Endcap Articles September 5, 2010
Animal response to fire typically is described as fear and flight. Yet I have noticed many times that the smell of seasoned oak in a wood-burning stove is so savory that it makes my mouth water.
Endcap Articles November 12, 2010

[Originally published in "RootStock," Spring-Summer 2009]

Endcap Articles November 20, 2010
[“Rootstock” Part 3: 2009, unpublished]
Endcap Articles November 20, 2010

Seventy-five years ago—a general meeting was held in the library of the Hanover, New Hampshire, High School at 7:30 p.m., January 6, 1936, for the purpose of organizing a consumers’ club.

Endcap Articles January 14, 2011

Updating the story on food safety legislation.

Endcap Articles January 5, 2011
Tom Philpot at Grist, www.grist.org, continues to contribute excellent reporting on food and pharm corporations.
Endcap Articles December 13, 2010
Adding to the earlier version of this story: National Sustainable Agriculture Committee has released a new report on food safety: “A Sustainable Agriculture Perspective on Food Safety.”
Endcap Articles October 25, 2010
Endcap Articles February 1, 2011