Archive for February, 2012

February 13, 2012

Making Local Food our Future Conference in London 20 March (free!)

The Mermaid Conference and Events Centre
Puddle Dock
Blackfriars
EC4V 3DB London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 from 09:30 to 16:45

*FINAL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED! Download here!*

Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at City University has added his name to a roll call of top names at a landmark event that will debate the future of the community food sector.

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February 7, 2012

A different way to spend – CSA style

Even if we buy certified organic or fair trade marked products it is still very hard to avoid long and large retail chains which contribute to the pressure to industrialise and exploit human and non-human alike somewhere along the line. The idea of fair trade products in a supermarket is somewhat of a contradiction in terms, as is buying organic from argentina…… Yet most local production succumbed to the pressure to industrialise and exploit human and non-human alike a long time ago. Local production round my way is largely involved in defense (an offensive misnomer!) and the arms trade…..

How can we combine local, fair or ethical, and organic together in a way that at least has half a chance of caring more for human and non-human alike?

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