Category Archives: Colin’s Corner

An Emergency Summit for Change

an invitation to a meeting convened by CTRLshift at The Edge, Wigan, on March 27-29 2018 Colin Tudge previews a gathering that could be the start of something big In … Read on

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Lies, Misconceptions, and Global Agriculture

More or less everything that we are told about food and farming by the oligarchs who dominate our lives – the government, the corporates, big finance, and large but mercifully … Read on

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Is the tide really turning?

Colin Tudge is elated by this year’s Oxford Real Farming Conference – but also, with further reflection, profoundly depressed. At least eight-hundred-and-fifty people turned up to Oxford’s Town Hall on … Read on

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Colin Tudge interviews Secretary of State Michael Gove MP

The need to be radical, the Neoliberal state we’re in and what to do about it – these themes and more are put to Michael Gove in an 8 minute … Read on

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Why the Oxford Real Farming Conference is distinct and intends to remain so

A disclaimer by ORFC co-founder Colin Tudge We don’t want to be unfriendly and we are all in this world together but: as a co-founder of the Oxford Real Farming … Read on

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Aquaponics, high-tech swill, GMOs and robots: context is all

thoughts from Colin Tudge Scientists and technologists, especially those involved in controversial enterprises, are wont to claim that science and technology are politically and morally neutral. What makes them good … Read on

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The (not very good) art of the impossible

A response to Peter Kindersley’s observation on economics following my article in Colin’ Corner, “Radicals vs. Conventionals, Part II” Peter wrote: “At the base of what you are saying Colin … 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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Radicals vs Conventionals: Part I

What does it mean to be radical? What does it mean to be conventional? Colin Tudge looks beneath the surface of two big words that feature in many discussions on … Read on

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Radicals vs Conventionals: Part II

Can radicals and conventional thinkers ever really talk to each other? In particular, can the Oxford Real Farming Conference and the Oxford Farming Conference ever engage in truly useful dialogue.  … Read on

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