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PacificEdge | January 31, 2015

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A meal fit for Eco Heroes

October 19, 2014 |

A STRANGELY CONVOLUTED CARROT caused much amusement at yesterday’s Eco Heroes Club for 5-11 year olds at Randwick Community Centre in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

I’m uncertain of the vegetable’s origins but the rest of the food for the Eco Heroes … Read More

Fresh from the box

October 14, 2014 |


Someone calls from the open door.

Fiona goes to see who it is. “Oh, hi… it’s our Ooooby delivery. Thanks for that”, she says as she takes two large, brown cardboard boxes from him.

“Enjoy it”, says the delivery … Read More

The authentic — and sweet — taste of Sydney

September 15, 2014 |

HUNGRY? Got an urge for something tasty, something sweet?

“Well, how about something that’s authentically urban too?”, I say.

“Urban… sweet… food… just how do these very different properties fit together?”, replies Lynn.

“Answering that question is easy”, … Read More

Farms — for agriculture or tourists?

September 7, 2014 |

SOMETIMES, you stumble on an interesting story by accident. A story that has some resonance with your own experience. A story that makes you think. That happened this morning when I was looking at the timeline of a Facebook link … Read More

New software promises decentralised solution to buying food

July 24, 2014 |

Down Melbourne way they’re cooking up something interesting, innovative and digital when it comes to food… something that will create connections between food producers and the people who buy what they grow…Read More

It’s Tuesday — and it’s Ooooby delivery day

July 22, 2014 |

KNOCK knock!

Fiona opens the door.

“We’re doing Ooooby deliveries Tuesday morning now. They put a second driver on”, the man says.

So, I wonder, does that indicate Ooooby (Out Of Our Own Back Yards) is increasing its customer base?

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Press three times for food

July 14, 2014 |

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE to press a few buttons on your mobile device and have food — lunch and dinner — in front of you in 15 minutes? Food, that is, not pizza from down the road. Food — organic, … Read More

The wild harvest — food from the streets

June 30, 2014 |

THERE’S a wild harvest out there in our cities, if you know where to look. Around here, where I live in Sydney’s coastal Eastern Suburbs, it’s that time of year when the lillipilly start to fruit and the loquat come … Read More

Farmer organisation allies with questionable legislation

June 29, 2014 |

JUST AS BRIDGES were being built between farmers and a largely urban fair foods movement, a Tasmanian farmers’ organisation has supported legislation that could break them.

Support for Tasmania’s draconian Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill by the Tasmanian Farmers and … Read More

Open source comes to seeds — and, maybe, to GM?

April 19, 2014 |

SOMETHING NEW is coming to the seeds you plant in the US, where a group of scientists and food advocates has taken the open source model already used for software and 3D printer design and applied it to the living … Read More