Happy Earth Overshoot Day! Well, actually, it’s not a holiday. Today, August 2nd 2017, we have used up this year’s biocapacity on Earth – that is, the ecological resources the planet is able to regenerate within a year. All the resources we use from now onward are, in theory, putting us in debt to the … Continue reading Happy Earth Overshoot Day – Earlier Again…
I’ve been thinking a lot about power lately. Market power, to be precise. The coffee industry has always been relatively concentrated, but currently it is undergoing a period of consolidation that is reverberating across the sector. And it’s not alone: one of the most surprising news stories in recent weeks has been the announced $66 billion … Continue reading Too Big to be Challenged? Consolidation in the Global Agrochemical World
This week there has been some seriously great writing about under-the-radar topics that concern food and agriculture, but provide more general insights on the links between countries, sectors and people. I always enjoy link roundups from the blogs and newsletters I follow to get a peek into their reading lists; I hope you will, too! Drought … Continue reading North and South American Food Links (Link Roundup)
You guys, this is just lovely. Al Jazeera searched near and far to bring together ten fascinating portraits of chefs, gardeners, food activists and hunger strikers. What an amazing cross-section, and how many different ways to live one’s life on this planet while still feeling passionate about one and the same thing. Definitely worth a read. … Continue reading What Food Means To Me: Al Jazeera Reports
One never really knows what to say in the very first post of a brand-new blog, right? Well, let me make it short and sweet – I’m not quite new to the blogosphere, having blogged on-and-off about my travels and moving abroad over at Blini and Baguette, but recently my blogging interests have shifted quite a … Continue reading Hi there!