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Debating food issues

THE Good Eater web site is packed with interesting essays and topics on food choices. Of particular note is a recent article written about the topic of informed choices. Andrew Gruel, author of this article offers at the conclusion of his article five constructive points about how to increase our […]

The art of ant agriculture

FOR all admirers of ants and their amazing world, journalitst Melissa Waldron Lehner interviews entomologist Mark Moffett about their agricuture and survival for 50 million years. What is their secret? Read full interview

Underground food market

WHEN the New York Times reported on the underground food markets the Greenpoint Food Market in New York was forced to close. Small artisanal producers have fallen under scrutiny for preparing their food in uncertified home kitchens. The debate around how to balance food safety with laws that allow small […]

Food additives explored

IN her comprehensive article about food additives journalist Joanne Brockfield of “The Age” explores the issues from the historical to the serious health problems surrounding this topic. Read the full article

Rare breeds producer, educator for Terra Madre

SPENCERS Brook free range berkshire pig producer Annie Kavanagh is among 11 West Australians selected to participate in Slow Food’s Terra Madre world meeting of food communities in Turin, Italy, in October. Others include Wellard chilli growers Heather and Mike Biggs and Manjimup orchardist Lucinda Giblett. Terra Madre, held every […]

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