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PacificEdge | July 7, 2015

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Like bees around a hive

June 4, 2015 |

Bees are important insects for our urban ecology and there’s no shortage of people wanting to learn about them…
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A new apple future for Tasmania – any hope?

March 18, 2015 |

MY ARRIVAL in Tasmania coincided with the collapse of the state’s apple industry. I remember it… farmers in despair as their orchards rapidly fell in value, people expressing their fears about the state’s farming future, lots of apples but … Read More

Lib-Dems offer little hope for a fair food future

March 18, 2015 |

THIS IS A STORY of surprise, hope and disappointment, a story about Libertarianism of the misguided kind…Read More

A food-filled evening with the teachers

March 1, 2015 |

KAREN raided her parent’s garden in Orange, a small city out on the flat lands of NSW’s middle western reaches. Then she hopped the fence to collect from the neighbour’s lemon and … Read More

Searching for halal

February 25, 2015 |

Graphic: Peter Broelman. See more of Peter’s work: http://www.broelman.com.au Used with permission.

AFTER I WROTE an article about would-be politician, Kirralie Smith, who then wanted to stand for Fred Nile’s party that caters to those occupying the distant badlands of … Read More

Skepticism, not emotion and fear the key to understanding GM food

February 18, 2015 |

OFF this Friday to hear Vendana Shiva. Never seen her live before but have seen her in a video session where she dominated the session and spoke over the other interviewee, who agreed with her on most things. Fairly unimpressed … Read More

The household economy: time for reimagining?

February 11, 2015 |

I KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING when she got the big drum out from the back of the cupboard.

“I”m going to bottle those cherries we got yesterday”, Fiona said. “So I’m cleaning up the kitchen first to make space. … Read More

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 |

HELLO!

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