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PacificEdge | April 25, 2017

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Places, people and things that capture the imagination.

Artefact a list of global permaculture organisations of the past

June 9, 2016 |

In the deep dingy recesses of a seldom visited bookshelf, an amazing artefact from permaculture’s hidden past has been uncovered…Read More

The milk wars — it’s not only farmers who are hurting

June 4, 2016 | 2

IT is not only Australia’s dairy farmers who are hurting economically. So are some of those who buy their product. The current milk wars have brought renewed focus on the dilemma of food affordability and food security…Read More

Let’s support, not nitpick companies trying to make a difference

May 25, 2016 |

NEW companies like Biolite are devloping new approaches to international development through direct business-to-community links. Critical harping can only damage that…

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Superfoods — more marketing hype that nutrition

May 25, 2016 |

What makes a superfood super? Nothing at all, it turns out…Read More

New coalition to press for better food system

May 20, 2016 |

Australia has a new food advocacy organisation with the security of people’s food supply at its core:Read More

A new conflict, a multinational screw-up and, perhaps, a way forward

February 24, 2016 |

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We are now in a state of perpetual conflict. The West and its allies need a strategy and the political will to to enagge in a long-term program, says David Kilcullen…Read More

The Community food movement: communication and cooperation needed

February 20, 2016 | 1

Australia has a community food movement but it could be improrved if it is to thrive, finds a NSW government enquiry into future support for the movment…Read More

Out of the mountains: new zones of conflict

February 20, 2016 |

Out of the mountains and into the sprawling cities of the littoral — that’s where conflict is headed. Actually, it’s already there, as recent events show. Now, here’s the book that makes sense of the changes we see happening and it’s a book for all of us who would understand this strange new world we inhabit…Read More

The Community Food Movement: Can Silicon Valley reinvent the fair food movement?

November 29, 2015 | 1

There is agreement that we need to build a cohesive commuity food movement in Australia, but how do we go about it? And can Silicon Valley lend us a few ideas to get started?Read More

In Adelaide, a small urban farm links entrepreneurship with good food

November 14, 2015 |

With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.

In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…Read More