Category: Food Security

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Haute Couture Bullshit

Some designer is making clothes out of cow dung. Look, I’m all for people doing innovative things with waste products, and animal excrement is actually a pretty serious problem. It’s a major contributor to the eutrophication of our waterways, leading to algal blooms and hypoxia (the depletion of oxygen in...

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Obesity – it’s not stupid

I’ve been struck down with the most severe bout of hayfever ever to be experienced by anyone ever which means that I’ve spent a large chunk of today hanging upside down off the edge of the couch, trying to drink tea and catching up on some old articles I’ve been...

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CityTalks – Food security

I went along to the Food Security CityTalks on Tuesday night cos, you know, I’m all about food security. The keynote speaker was David McWilliams, purveyor of Punk Economics. His keynote address included an animation which pretty well summed up my entire Masters degree in 5 minutes. Thanks Dave! You...

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The sustainable urban cook

I was recently given “Urban Cook”  by Red Lantern chef Mark Jensen. It has loads of really nice home style hearty meals and each section is headed by a heap of information on the differences between mass market, sustainable and organic farming practices. I’ve been saying for a while now...

Living below the line 0

Living below the line

Hello friends, family, lovers, ex-lovers, enemies, travel buddies, pen pals, homos, straighties, in-betweenies, colleagues, comrades and people I met in a bar just once but we hit it off really well and exchanged email addresses and then never stayed in touch (until now), I’m going to be living below the...

A good question 5

A good question

Last week, heading up the coast for Christmas, I decided to take a taxi to my parents’ place rather than hang around Gosford Station for 20 minutes waiting on a bus. Somehow, the taxi driver started talking about climate change. Honestly, I DID NOT START IT. “Oh, all these scare...

One Water launches in Australia 0

One Water launches in Australia

A friend recently pointed out that paying $1 a litre for petrol is nothing, when in the same service station you can pay up to $9 a litre for water. Why Australians would pay so much for something that comes out of our taps in abundance practically for free is...