"I like to think that the old Socialist, Conservative and Green movements are all closer to a true median ground which stands on (and in) soil, biodiversity and physics, than the currently and powerfully marketed idea of a centre" argues Patrick Noble.
Good opinion piece in the Irish Times from Talamh Beo’s Manchán Magan, explaining the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture: “This localised, diverse farming was how food was always produced until international seed and chemical fertiliser behemoths began luring farmers towards new soil-depleting practices, with the promise of increased profits – not admitting that it was at the expense of the health of the soil and the surrounding environment”.…
Our 2019 gathering, which was organised in collaboration with Afri and Teacht Aniar and was part of the National Biodiversity Week, included discussion of food sovereignty, multilingualism and transformational change.
"There is already vast understanding and insight into nature-friendly farming" writes Martin Peck, who goes on to argue that carbon capture is best done through photosynthesis.
"I see the shadow of a proper economy everywhere....decayed towns and villages, drained by corporate retail park, entirely oil-powered suburbia and the falsely-egalitarian call of the internet, await the returning flow of ingenious, convivial humanity," writes Patrick Noble in a foreword to his new book.
Mike Sandler describes some of Feasta's goals with regard to food policy, and how these could be applied to the U.S.