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How to Do a Food Rescue

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:57:51 +0000

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Proyecto Plato Lleno counts 439 food rescues in Buenos Aires, a total of 46,269 kilos of food saved from the dumpster. According to their calculations, this equals 92,538 “full plates” across 60 shelters, foundations, and schools.

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Participating in Change: Farmer-led Documentation

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:37:39 +0000

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Traditionally, smallholder farming communities worked together, sharing localized innovations and best practices with one another in a horizontal and collective spread.

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Review: Botanical Treasures by Joshua Smith

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:35:14 +0000

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This lively reference book offers great insights and practical advice for those striving to embrace sustainable, nature-based ways of living—and to liberate themselves from the pernicious, ailing technosphere that dictates life for most people in the industrial world.

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Light posting from 20 April to 5th May

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:23:44 +0000

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There will be light posting from 20th April to 5th May due to editorial vacations. Regular posting will resume on 8th May.     Teaser photo credit: By ClemRutter, Rochester, Kent. – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2163988

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Of Solutionism and Anti-Solutionism: Interim Thoughts on Wessex and Londinium

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:37:35 +0000

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For the ecomodernists, the world presents itself predominantly as a set of technical challenges – how to feed the world, how to power it, and so forth. The mood is optimism, the modus operandi is solutionism.

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The Open Access Ethos in Agroecology

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:10:43 +0000

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How does resource sharing affect biodiversity? How does knowledge exchange drive community resilience? How is information access—delivered via technologies—an equalizer among the underrepresented, marginalized, and oppressed? How does our ability to feed a growing planet depend on a culture of openness?

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“Extremely Strong Case to Make” for Meals on Wheels

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:27:48 +0000

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Meals on Wheels delivers freshly made, healthy meals to seniors and other homebound persons across the United States. Operating through a network of more than 5,000 local groups, Meals on Wheels is able to provide 218 million meals to over 2.4 million people annually.

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Noni’s Sheep

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:26:17 +0000

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By living and grazing on land that is managed with Carbon Farming techniques, Stemple Creek’s wool draws down more carbon out of the atmosphere than is produced in its raising and processing.

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Why are Small Farms Important to Britain?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:42:22 +0000

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Besides deregulation and competition from large-scale agribusinesses, there’s a new factor casting uncertainty over the future of Britain’s small farms: the ‘B’ word. Since the EU referendum in summer 2016, there’s been much uncertainty around what future farming policy will look like.

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Towards a New Narrative of Food

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:04:23 +0000

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The food system as commons, a shared interest and shared responsibility, emerges as a competing narrative to food as commodity. Rethinking food as a right, farming as a management system of the planet and the food system as a commons also necessitates the building of new institutions fit for these purposes.

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The Mushroom at the End of the World: Review

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:42:12 +0000

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Salvage capitalism, ecological assemblages, and precarity… These are a few concepts that Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing fleshes out in The Mushroom At the End of the World, a genre bending book that tracks the global economy by way of the Matsutake mushroom.

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