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?
“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.
by Digging Deeper
Organic Without Boundaries
But not everyone is on board.
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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.
Study on rats said to show that the chemical, found in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, poses ‘a significant public health concern’
“The new economy is not about rejecting the old. It is about addressing the unintended consequences. It is about the ephemeral nature of things, and our responsibility to improve what’s been handed to us.”