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Coca-Cola pays to create the reality it wants: It's a strategy almost as old as the company itself

Coca-Cola is a marketing machine.

It’s in the company’s DNA. Go back to its roots in the 1880’s and 1890’s when the company’s pharmacist founders were asking the question: how can we get people to buy a product whose main ingredient is one of Earth’s most abundant elements – water? 772 more words

Moral Cake

Friday at last. I say that like the week took forever, but the days actually went by pretty quickly- I’m just looking forward to the weekend on the hopes that I can stop dreaming about file management. 342 more words

Apropos Nothing

Give NZ Cheese a Chance

I spent the morning at the Beehive today in support of  artisan cheesemakers Biddy Fraser-Davies (Cwmglyn Farmhouse Cheese) and Jill Whalley (Mt Eliza Cheese… 771 more words

Food Politics

Red, White, And Food

It’s debate night and naturally I curl up on the couch, crack, open a beer, and open up my twitter feed ready to watch one of the best fights of all time. 937 more words


An Enduring Legacy - Lessons from the Great Famine

(Published in Village Magazine, November 2012)

Who was to blame for the Great Famine? This thorny question rears its head with the recent publication of the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by Cork University Press. 1,520 more words

Kill Your Darlings No.27

Issue 27 of Kill Your Darlings journal comes out tomorrow. It features an article that I wrote about an organic farmer in my home state of Western Australia who tried to sue his neighbour when genetically modified canola blew over the fence. 44 more words

Rooted: Antipodean Food Politics

A Day on the Standard American Diet

“From scratch” is the most beautiful phrase that shouldn’t be needed.

If you are eating the SAD, this, or something like it, is your menu unveiled. 704 more words