Happy Easter! Ok, this might only be food policy in the most removed sense, but I discovered shocking news the other day, and it is extremely topical today: Did you know that chocolate surprise eggs (such as the ones produced by Kinder) are outlawed in the United States? Apparently, the sale and import of the … Continue reading The Legality of Kinder Surprise Eggs…
I was fascinated by this blog post by the blog “Food Governance“, which refers to and summarizes the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food’s report on his mission to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
I just finished my exams on Thursday and am going to be travelling to the airport this morning to explore Bulgaria and Romania with my friend! The prospect makes me feel like this approximately: I have prepared a couple of posts that will go up while I am gone, though it won’t be as often as … Continue reading Holiday Break!
Cuba is such a funny case: according to this article, agroecological farming principles are the norm, more than half of its farms use organic production methods, and it is a leader in urban agriculture – but yet, most of these developments are less the result of a coordinated policy shift than a survival mechanism that … Continue reading Cuba At The Crossroads
The challenge with large governments (such as the USA’s) is that they produce huge packages of legislature that only few individuals can understand in its entirety. Thus, everybody focuses on what they are interested or specialized in, and there is the potential to slip things in that legislators aren’t aware of or don’t understand the … Continue reading What Is The "Monsanto Rider"?
Recently, I discovered (via my friend Tereza’s blogpost) an awesome Czech invention that supports self-sufficiency, community and bread-baking in the form of a sourdough map! In order to make sourdough bread, you need to make a pre-ferment (also called starter or lévain), basically a mix of flour and water, which you then expose to the air … Continue reading Sourdough mapping