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Fire and Fury in California: Climate Change isn’t coming, it’s here

Fire and Fury in California: Climate Change isn’t coming, it’s here

The fire began around 6.30 am on Thursday, November 8th near the Feather River on the tinder dry slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in northern California. 90 minutes later it had spread over five miles southwest and reached the small town of Paradise. Another 12 miles west, as the crow flies, my husband […]

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Slow Food Cymru Wales Awards 2018

Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them […]

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Slow Food Northern Ireland Awards 2018

Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them […]

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Slow Food Scotland Award Winners 2018

Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them […]

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Slow Food England Award Winners 2018

Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them […]

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Brexit Statement

The UK’s food system is intimately entwined with that of rest of the European Community. Bi-lateral, tariff-free trade, the free movement of labour, EU support for small producers (many of whom are our members or supporters), the maintenance of vital food safety standards, and the protection of rare and traditional foods, these are just some […]

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Gabe Brown: ‘Dirt to Soil’ One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Gabe Brown: ‘Dirt to Soil’ One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Gabe Brown, the author of ‘Dirt to Soil’, farms near Bismarck in the US state of North Dakota, not far from the Canadian border. Unusual weather events often spell bad news for farmers, but anyone hit by hailstorms and a severe blizzard in four consecutive years might be excused for being done with farming, once […]

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Terra Madre Tales

My favourite moment of Terra Madre didn’t take place on a food stand or a stage but in a queue for the toilet.
There I was, patiently waiting one afternoon when out of the corner of my eye, I saw the lady ahead of me studying my Terra Madre delegate pass. “Oh no. Here we go” […]

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Terra Madre Tales – Part 1

This is my fourth visit to Turin for Terra Madre/Salone De Gusto, the biggest food gathering on the planet.
I remember my first experience in 2012 very clearly. It was very nearly my last.
For a few hours on that first day, I’d wished I was somewhere else – anywhere else, in fact.
I was leading a group […]

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GMO 2.0: Do We Still Want to Be Part of Nature?

In July the European Court of Justice ruled that ‘gene editing’ techniques (known as ‘GMO 2.0’) are techniques to modify genes and should therefore be subject to the same regulations that apply to ‘traditional’ genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A lot of people, me included, breathed a sigh of relief. Biotech and agrochemical companies denounced the […]

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