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Building an Unjust Foodscape: Shifting Governance Regimes, Urban Place Making and the Making of Chinese Food as Ordinary in Hong Kong - GeoFoodie
This is the text from my recently published peer-reviewed paper in the journal Local Environment.  The paper will be part of a special issue on Food Justice edited by Agatha Herman and Mike Goodwin in the future. The e-paper is … Continue reading → Read more ›

This is the text from my recently published peer-reviewed paper in the journal Local Environment.  The paper will be part of a special issue on Food Justice edited by Agatha Herman and Mike Goodwin in the future. The e-paper is … Continue reading

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#Inequality and why it matters – an interview with Richard Wilkinson, co-author of ‘The Spirit Level- Why #Equality is Better for Everyone’ - Geoff Tansey blog
Earlier this year the authors of a widely read book that examined why equality is better for everyone gave a lecture locally. I had a chance to interview one of the authors, Prof Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology … Continue reading → Read more ›

Earlier this year the authors of a widely read book that examined why equality is better for everyone gave a lecture locally. I had a chance to interview one of the authors, Prof Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, about their work. In this he explains what they did, what they found, why it matters and why mass movements are needed to challenge growing levels of inequality.

You can see more about their work and the follow-up on The Equality Trust website.


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An #agroecologist gives a tour of the James Hutton Institute, Dundee - Geoff Tansey blog
In January this year I gave a talk at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee called ‘Food, thriving people and paradigm shifts in the 21st century: goodbye homo sapiens, hello?’. It developed a talk of mine on the Food Systems … Continue reading → Read more ›

In January this year I gave a talk at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee called ‘Food, thriving people and paradigm shifts in the 21st century: goodbye homo sapiens, hello?’. It developed a talk of mine on the Food Systems Academy which you can view here. While I was at the Institute, Pete Iannetta, an agroecologist working there who had arranged my visit, gave me a quick tour around some of the site and talked about some of his work, including that on growing hops and faba beans in Scotland as well as making beer from all Scottish produce.

 


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Jim O’Neill, BRICs and the UK’s Economy - INCOMESCO
The UK is holding a referendum by 2017 on whether or not  to continue the membership with European Union (EU) . This is another big challenge to this Tory government. If people give the mandate to pull out from the EU then the UK definitely need an alternative. United Kingdom has already decided to join Asian Infrastructure […] Read more ›

The UK is holding a referendum by 2017 on whether or not  to continue the membership with European Union (EU) . This is another big challenge to this Tory government. If people give the mandate to pull out from the EU then the UK definitely need an alternative. United Kingdom has already decided to join Asian Infrastructure […]

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Culture: a short history of the world in a fresh loaf of #sourdough – an interview with Eric Pallant - Geoff Tansey blog
Eric Pallant is passionate about sourdough bread. Bread is central to western culture and until the last 200 years it was sourdough bread that we ate. A professor of environmental Science at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania USA, he’s spending 6 … Continue reading → Read more ›

Eric Pallant is passionate about sourdough bread. Bread is central to western culture and until the last 200 years it was sourdough bread that we ate. A professor of environmental Science at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania USA, he’s spending 6 months at Lancaster University on a Fulbright scholarship as part of his research for a book ‘Culture: a short history of the world in a fresh loaf of sourdough’.

I met up with him in Lancaster to find out more about his work. Listen here:

If you would like to listen to or download the transcript from a lecture he gave on ‘The rise and fall of sourdough: 6000 years of bread’ you can do so here. You can download the Syllabus for his Soil to Plate course here and read about the Real Bread Campaign here.


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Media Education Foundation | films for media literacy - Welcome to Future
The Media Education Foundation (MEF) produces and distributes documentary films that teach about media representations of gender, race, class, and politics. MEF Who uses social media. As more Americans have adopted social media, the social media user b… Read more ›

The Media Education Foundation (MEF) produces and distributes documentary films that teach about media representations of gender, race, class, and politics. MEF Who uses social media. As more Americans have adopted social media, the social media user base has also grown more representative of the broader population.

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Free English School Essays – The Essay Organization - Welcome to Future
Reconnecting Trafficked Children with Their Families. Next Generation Nepal rebuilds family connections torn apart by child trafficking and helps rural communities Writing a college application essay is not easy, these are some useful hints and tips on… Read more ›

Reconnecting Trafficked Children with Their Families. Next Generation Nepal rebuilds family connections torn apart by child trafficking and helps rural communities Writing a college application essay is not easy, these are some useful hints and tips on how to construct and write the best essay possible