Irish language version
You can now sign up for our Food for Thought Collaborative event which will take place on Friday May 17th in the GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. It’s organised in partnership with Afri, Teacht Anair, Food Sovereignty Ireland and the IEN-organised National Biodiversity Week. The event comes the day before Afri’s Annual Famine Walk in Louisburg.
Food for Thought offers a reflective learning space which this year focuses on transformational change. There will be two guest speakers – Hanny van Geel from La Via Campesina and Michael McGaughan, author of Coming Home. While a central theme will …
"The Green New Deal, if presented as a way of investing in energy techno-fixes, could be a misleading magic formula. If seen as a start of a dialogue about a wide ranging transformation of society including communities setting up arrangements to help each other, it could be helpful", writes Brian Davey.
"We are richer when we know our neighbours – human, animal and plant…..when we know the names of the nearest trees to where we live, the most common birds locally, and where the nicest blackberries grow". Elizabeth Cullen urges us to place stronger restrictions on advertising and to take other steps to reduce our consumption.
We argue that in order to achieve its new objectives, CAP policymakers need to collaborate with other high-level EU and global bodies so as to establish a core economic framework that would include Cap and Share, a basic income, land value tax, debt-free money issuance and reforms to the international trading organisations.
Feasta member Willi Kiefel attended this event and was impressed by the high standard of research and presentations. Converting the hard work done by researchers into political reality is a challenge however. He comments "I got the feeling again and again when I talked to researchers or other participants that there seems to be a serious lack of awareness as to the responsibility towards future generations amongst public representatives."
by Elizabeth Cullen. All of our food and many important medicines derive from our biodiversity. Our psychological and spiritual well being is enhanced by the joy and private moments of wonder in contemplation of the natural world. How can our way of life be changed so as to enhance our life giving and life affirming biodiversity, rather than undermine it?