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Guardian Article - 10 drivers for sustainability in global food production and consumption

10 drivers for sustainability in global food production and consumption

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At a recent roundtable hosted by the Guardian, experts from industry, research and academia discussed how to make the food system more sustainable. 842 more words


Guest post: Seasonal Spotlight - Broad Beans

I haven’t shared a recipe for a while… so I’m happy to extend a warm (unseasonally warm in fact!) welcome to Erin of ‘She Cooks, She Gardens… 1,000 more words


Should we have a National Food Service in Scotland?

Question posed by Pete Ritchie of Nourish Scotland…

I’m more and more convinced I want to work in sustainable food, if we can get this right, we can tackle so many other problems.

Article in Ecologist here.


Keep current on gender and international agriculture

 Sorghum at its peak.

Agriculture is the largest employer of rural women in much of the developing world (FAO 2011). Yet women farmers often face gender-based productive constraints, largely in the form of unequal access to resources. 270 more words


Today's Harvest

The metal bowl contains 5 pounds of Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes).  I’ll make a soup tonight, and next week will feature Sunchokes fried in Sage Butter, and Roasted Sunchokes (perhaps with Blue Potatoes). 102 more words

Sustainable Food

When it comes to food, it is sometimes good to ask for seconds......

I would always check the yard was empty before launching a volley of rotten fruit out of my third floor bedroom window. In truth, it rarely amounted to more than 7 or 8 grapes, which I convinced myself could be easily mistaken for falling debris from the large resident tree. 467 more words

The Value of Edible Gardening with Children

Tonight I’m off to talk to families at my local childcare centre about what we do in the garden there – and why. When I started helping families to plan and create their food gardens a couple of years ago, it was still a pretty new line of work and many (including me) wondered whether it was viable. 1,580 more words

Permaculture Design