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PacificEdge | January 22, 2019

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The alt.food movement

A brief insight into global food trends…

August 12, 2009 |

THIS IS A PAPER I wrote that was distributed to accompany my presentation as keynote speaker at the Parliament of World Religions conference at Old Government House, Parramatta, in August 2009.

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Food Connect pioneer at TransitionSydney’s Cafe Conversations

July 24, 2009 | | One Comment

Story & photos: Russ Grayson

IF YOU EVER WANTED EVIDENCE that community food systems are riding the wave of the future, you need look no further than Food Connect. Brisbane’s premier community food system, Food Connect now boasts  around 75 core and 30 peripheral farmers supplying fresh, regionally-grown food to something like 1000 city subscribers.

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Launched: the NSW Food Summit underway

July 14, 2009 | | One Comment

THEY CAME FROM COUNCILS and health services, NGOs and universities, farms and government… and they filled the NSW Parliament House theatre to capacity. This was no convention of the curious. It was the launch event for the Sydney Food Fairness Alliance’s (SFFA) drive to develop a food policy for NSW.

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Great speakers, great company, great food, great conviviality

July 26, 2007 |

First published 2007.

The Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network annual conference 2007.

An unofficial report by Russ Grayson

MARCH IN MELBOURNE is a meteorologically confused time. One day, it’s hot and sticky – T-shirt weather. The next, it’s cold and windy – jackets are the order of the day. Then the rain comes, not in any great downpour but in sporadic showers, for this is a city in drought.

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The long road in the far north – on the local food speakers trail in northern NSW

July 24, 2007 |

Story & photos: Russ Grayson.

MARCH DAYS ARE MILD DAYS in the sleepy northern NSW town of Lismore. And this year they were no different. What was different was that the subtropical city of 28,000 played host to a rather unusual conference, a conference about food… local food.

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The end approaches for the 3000 mile ceasar salad

July 13, 2007 |

Written by Russ Grayson. First published in Online Opinion in 2007.

GO LOCAL. That’s the suggestion of NSW North Coast community educator, Tim Winton, for coping with what he sees as the approaching peak oil crisis.

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Organic food faces challenges

July 13, 2007 | | One Comment

First published: September 2007.

SPURRED ON by mounting fears about the health implications of conventionally-farmed food and of the unknown effects of genetic engineering, organic food is undergoing a boom in popularity.

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Urban farming may be on way to extinction

July 13, 2003 | | 3 Comments

First published: September 2003.

IF YOU EAT FRESH FOOD in Sydney, offer your thanks to the 1300 market gardeners who farm the Sydney Basin and supply the city with its fresh produce. And if you live elsewhere in NSW you might thank those farmers as well – a full 90 percent of the state’s perishable produce originates in the agriculturally-favoured Sydney Basin.

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Community supported agriculture has potential study finds

September 1, 2002 | | One Comment

Published by Russ Grayson 2002

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A RESEARCH PROJECT has found that community supported agriculture (CSA) could provide a viable market for city fringe farmers.

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