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Why Vegans are like gunshop owners – they don’t commit the crimes but they facilitate them

Why Vegans are like gunshop owners – they don’t commit the crimes but they facilitate them

Last week activists from the vegan group ‘Project Calf’ posted a map giving the names and addresses of dairy farms in England and Wales. These days I’m not really surprised by anything I see on the internet, but the callousness and disregard for the safety and wellbeing of these farmers, their families and staff left […]

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Two Veg Gurus Walk into a Pub….

Two Veg Gurus Walk into a Pub....

One came rather a long way. Eliot Coleman grows vegetables in Maine, a state in the northeastern US which borders on Canada. He’s been farming organically and sustainably for over 50 years, he has written several books, he’s an educator, researcher and he’s long since become a veg guru: the man who knows how to […]

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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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