Yearly Archives: 2017

Our failing food system: where the real battle-lines lie; and what we can do about it!

This new report from IPES-Food (lead author Pat Mooney), sounds the alarm on the mega-mergers happening within the food industry: – the three firms dominating more than 60% of global … Read on

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What is Agroecology? Why does is matter?

A new report from the FAO of a regional symposium held last year in Budapest on agroecology for food security and nutrition sets out the important concepts of agroecology and … Read on

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How our food and farming systems are making us sick

This new report – Unravelling the Food–Health Nexus: Addressing practices, political economy, and power relations to build healthier food systems – from IPES-Food was launched at the UN Committee on … Read on

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Brexit, re-wilding, vegans, GMOs, and the meaning of “progress”: why we need to get back to basics

By COLIN TUDGE With Brexit looming and the world in general falling about our ears, farmers, governments, academics, people at large, and a fair sprinkling of journalists are asking, among … Read on

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The capitalism in our food

Great new book out in October by Eric Holt-Giménez of Food First It’s called “The Foodies Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What you Eat “. Here’s the … Read on

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Baking Classics

My Top Ten (Great British) Baking Classics Read on

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Plum, Damson & Gage Recipes

Make the most of the short season with Damson & Gin Sorbet, Plum & Cobnut Crumble, Greengage & Almond Tart, Spiced Plum or Damson Sauce and Pickled Damsons. Read on

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Plums, Damsons and Gages

August and September are the months for plums and their relations which have been significant both in our culinary history and countryside landscape. Read on

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OrganicLea

Great piece in the Guardian (August 17 2017) about OrganicLea, written by Ru Litherland of OrganicLea telling the story of how it came to be, and to flourish!

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Small farm productivity & the role of small farmers in the UK food system

As Rebecca Laughton the author of this study (A Matter of Scale) says in her introduction, the sustainable intensification and industrial farming lobby has found it all to easy to dismiss … Read on

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