Promoting Economic Justice for Family-Scale Farming
The goal of The Cornucopia Institute is to empower farmers both politically and through marketplace initiatives. Their Organic Integrity Project acts as a corporate watchdog keeping a close watch on companies claiming to provide organic products.
On their website you can find a link to Professor Phil Howard's Who Owns Organic Chart which shows us what companies own what organic brands and how they are interconnected.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.