Four ideas to make agriculture more sustainable and improve food security in South Africa.
Feminism + the food movement = femivorism?
Another reason to avoid sugar-laden drinks.
Why India’s food policy ‘reforms’ have done little to reduce hunger and malnutrition.
Tom Philpott surveys recent research and writing on the food crisis.
The food movement in the US has something of an identity crisis.
Consider the milkshake.
On the use of cellulose in processing food.
A celebration of salt.
The effects of climate change on agriculture have driven up commodity prices by around 20%.
‘The reality of America’s food post is far more complicated, and troubling, than is suggested by the romantic image at the heart of our foodie nostalgia.’ This is an excellent article.
The Ecologist provides a very handy guide to food speculation (in case you should ever have to argue against it with a banker).
Conservation International recommends fish farming to feed the world – when it seems that industrial aquaculture is monumentally harmful to the environment.
Lester Brown discusses food and water security in North Africa and the Middle East after the Arab Spring.
Tim Lang argues that twentieth-century attitudes towards food cannot solve our global food crisis (and makes the point that Walmart’s presence in South Africa is a Very Bad Thing indeed).
The Carbon Brief provides a useful overview of recent research on food, hunger, and climate change.
A ‘food desert’ is a region with limited access to healthy food – usually because supermarkets, accessible only by car, have been replaced by convenience stores selling mainly processed food. This map plots food deserts in the US.
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, argues that the food movement is not elitist.
Tom Philpott discusses Walmart’s ‘commitment’ to Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move programme.
Life for the very poor in Guatemala shows how screwed up the world’s food system is.
The World Health Organisation takes on non-communicable, lifestyle-related diseases (and shows how bad big food companies are for our health).
The Great Trek 2.0 – South Africa’s white farmers move north.
In praise of asparagus.
The New York Times reports that farming tilapia on an industrial scale is a bad idea. How very surprising.