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An Electrifying Idea

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

Butchery of the Planet

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

Payments for Not Mugging Old Ladies

This is George Monbiot’s response to the government consultation document Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

Natural Language

If we want people to engage with the living world, we should stop using such constipated terms to describe our relationship to it.

The Lie of the Land

The Lake District’s world heritage status reveals a widespread betrayal of the living world, by both conservation groups and the UN

The Hills Are Dead

The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better

The Fortifying Commons

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth

Black Hole

The fake grassroots campaign run by grouse shooters is just one instance of the way democracy is being bypassed

Sacrifice

The joints of meat that do more damage than a long-haul flight

Rural Idiocy

The BBC’s coverage of the countryside is a biased, unquestioning, deferential disgrace.

The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath.

Curator of the Future

Jeremy Corbyn is the only candidate who can revive the Labour Party. It’s the others who are chasing an impossible dream.

Breaking Faith

The European Union is becoming ever harder for progressives to love. Is it time to get out?

Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money.

A Prehistory of Violence

It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning.