Relocalising the food chain: Why it matters and how to do it

Relocalising the food chain: Why it matters and how to do it

One of the positive aspects of Britain’s departure from the EU is that it has sparked off a debate on the future of UK farming, requiring us to question fundamental assumptions. Should we see food as a commodity for export, or to feed ourselves? What counts as a public good? And can we restructure our food system in a way that meets more of our needs – nutritional, social and cultural?

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“No tree, No bee, No honey, No money”

“No tree, No bee, No honey, No money”

“No tree, No bee, No honey, No money” – Creating a sustainable supply chain of organic honey in Ethiopia

The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Bees and other pollinators are vital to the global food chain. Not only do they ensure food security but they also provide an economic service worth up to $577bn, according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Find out how the production of organic honey is offering the youth of Ethiopia a chance to become self-employed.

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Organic Without Boundaries

Climate change an ‘existential security risk’ to Australia, Senate inquiry says

Climate change an ‘existential security risk’ to Australia, Senate inquiry says

Threat is not a possible future one but one endangering Australia now, parliament told.

Climate change is a “current and existential national security risk” to Australia, a Senate inquiry has told parliament, one that could inflame regional conflicts over food, water and land, and even imperil life on Earth.

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