Colin Tudge’s Great Re‑Think

This website is intended to identify and develop the ideas needed to rescue humanity and our fellow creatures from what is now the brink of total disaster — for if only we did conceptually simple things well then we and our fellow creatures could still be looking forward to a long and glorious future: the next million years for starters.

Recent articles from the Blog

Can organic farming feed the world?


It’s too early to tell, says colin tudge. BUT we ought to give it our best shot On a recent Farming Today This Week on Radio 4 a Shropshire farmer who among other things grows wheat, declared that organic farming is “never going to feed the world”. And this view is clearly shared by many … Read more

Morality, reality, and policy


Economic strategies worldwide take precious little account of the world’s real problems, says Colin Tudge  Even at this late hour, we (humanity) might still realistically hope to prevent the world’s final descent from catastrophe into meltdown – provided we took the real problems seriously enough and really were prepared to do, in Rishi Sunak’s bulldog … Read more

Only a people-led cross- board renaissance can save us now


An attempt to summarize 50 years or so of contemplation in one 20-minute narrative on what we need to do, and can do, to pull humanity and the world back from the brink of oblivion. By Colin Tudge The world is in a dreadful mess – who can doubt this? — but it doesn’t need … Read more

Agroecology, food sovereignty and the absolute need for economic democracy


This blog is from a guest contributor, Professor Michel Pimbert of Coventry University — on the corporate takeover of the world’s farming and hence of our food supply, which is increasingly abetted and ratified by governments like ours and even these days by the United Nations. This power-shift is seriously undermining the principles of Agroecology … Read more

The Big Idea

The Big Idea is divided into the following chapters: 

The pic — of me (CT) among some of John Letts’ Heritage wheat in Buckinghamshire — encapsulates some of the prime themes of The Great Re-Think. For John raises genetically diverse cereals on soils of low fertility year-on-year: no fertilizer, no pesticide, no herbicide, no digging, no fallow, and all wonderfully wildlife-friendly: key principles of agroecology applied to arable. All this is the complete opposite of the modern, industrial trend — monocultures of uniform crops chemicalized to the hilt. To rescue the world at this late hour we need to apply such radical thinking to all aspects of life.

Colin Tudge among some of John Letts’s Heritage wheat in Buckinghamshire

Recent comments

  1. It is surely self-evident that harming the environment, Nature/biodiversity, from a One Health perspective, is a crime against humanity since…