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PacificEdge | June 24, 2017

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Farewell and thanks Michael Herr: Despatches — an appreciation

July 9, 2016 |

He wrote several books and consulted on films, but Michael Herr’s best known book is Despatches, a book of his time reporting the war in Vietnam as the seventies drew to an end. His contribution to the New Journalism will be long remmebered…Read More

Organic milk: how shopping became a dilemma

June 10, 2016 |

Going shopping is often a trying experience, especially when it presents you with a dilemma:Read More

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 |

Review…
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