Our Food, Our Future

With thanks to: The Perennial Plate - From Japan with Love, Dfuse - Rice Fields - Bandung Indonesia - (extract from D-Fuse film 'Endless Cities'), The Source Image - The Keralan Cowboy, Passit on - Atamai Village - Permaculture Community, Lorna Lily Saxbee - Feeding kids teaser - www.pluggedinmedia.com.au, Super Deluxe - Trailer GMO OMG, Samsara - Samsara Food Sequence, Meanwhile Outside: Milkwood Permaculture, KOANGA, The Farm Byron, Ahinsa Sri Lanka, KOMBU, Matt Anderson - Fall and winter, Inhabit - Inhabit a Permaculture Perspective, Marras Stefano - Esta Es Mi Comida. Street Food Stories from South America.

Food is our love

Food is the living thread of our humanity. We're born feeding, and brought up connecting with family and friends over meal times. The kitchen and its table the heart of the home. We live and love the tastes, flavours, and culture of eating together, wherever we happen to be born.

Food is our pain

Yet, we have lost our love of real food. Flawless imports and 365-day supermarket availability, mean more and more of the world is unable to identify where the food they consume is grown. Grown chemically, pumped with additives, preservatives and flavour enhancers, manufactured and synthetically farmed food doesn't taste-tally with the healthier alternative reality. Our food system is broken by scandal and distrust.

The system failure starts and ends with industrial farming. Industrial farms manufacture heavily treated, genetically engineered crops that end up served as animal feed or junk food. Vast amounts go to waste. The agri-business and large food corporations monopolize the system that suppresses both local farming and the biodiversity of our planet.

Food scandals make headlines. The fact that the current broken food system is devastating our planet, not so much. Yet bees, essential to biodiversity, are dying. Intensive livestock farming contaminates precious water supplies. Local farmers become poorer, children more obese. None of which is incidental, it's all symptomatic of a shattered system.

Food needs to change

There is a better system. Scientific progress means that positive change is possible. Ecological farming re-connects people with food through farmers, using science to enhance and sustain biodiversity and its healthier harvests. While industrial farming ignores the drastic consequences of climate change and adds to them, ecological farming works with a world in a state of flux, and always with the future in mind.

Change the future of food together

The future of food starts today. A growing movement of farmers, citizens, companies, NGOs around the world are demanding change. Choosing to know where your food is grown will change the future of food: Change by buying ecological and seasonal, buying direct from farmers' markets, cooking with fresh, garden or locally-grown ingredients. Change by saying 'no' to food on the go and meat at every meal.

Today, progressive ecological techniques, together with individual daily choices empower us to farm, cook, eat and change the future of food, together.

Our Food, Our Future.

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Europe's Pesticide Addiction

Publication | 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

Europe's dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole growing season. Industrial agriculture, with...

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

Confessions of a frustrated "soil-hugger"

Blog entry by Professor David Powlson | 28 August, 2015

As a soil scientist you would expect me to be enthusiastic about the benefits that soil gives to humanity and very happy that the United Nations designated 2015 as International Year of Soils. During this year there have been numerous...

Esperanza investigates agrotoxics in the Gulf of California

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 13 August, 2015 1 comment

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on the second leg of its tour in the Gulf of California, investigating toxic chemicals associated with agriculture. Last week, activists sent a message to food companies Bimbo, La Costeña, and...

On the shiny trail of snails

Blog entry by Christiane Huxdorff and Christine Gebeneter | 3 August, 2015

Everybody knows those little not invited guests in our gardens. Snails and their relatives – slugs. How to get rid of them? Especially with some warm and wet weather periods they show up en masse and feed themselves from the...

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