Tag Archives: philosophy

Take care of the future (The principle of care)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.     One of the great concerns of organic farming has been the proliferation of genetically modified crops. Companies such as Monsanto have been aggressively marketing these crops … Continue reading

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A Fair Deal (the principle of fairness)

This is my 34th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.   Most of us think of organic farming in terms of healthy, pesticide free food. However there is another critical, ethical component of Organic farming, The principle of … Continue reading

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Unlocking secrets of the soil… (The Principle of Ecology)

This is my 33rd article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. The second principle of Organic farming is that of ecology. This means that Organic farmers must base our method on living ecological systems and cycles. We must work … Continue reading

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Trust in meat suppliers eroded

This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading

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When food is more than nutrition…

This is my 29th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Last week I, along with fellow columnist Nompumelelo Mqwebu, had the pleasure of being invited to an innovative pop up dinner hosted by pianist and Steinway artist, Christopher … Continue reading

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All watched over by machines of loving grace

This video is worth watching. It challenges the romantic view of classical ecology. The central message for me is that change is everything and that our worldview has to be constantly open to change.

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The religion of economics

I came across this piece by deep ecologist John Seed. It is an insightful take on a system we take for granted. Unfortunately it is a pdf so it will have to be downloaded from this link: http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/deep-eco/Economics-as-Religion5000.pdf

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Live and let live.

This is my 25th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This last Saturday while at the Karkloof farmers market I received a call from the farm informing me that a large python had been found in the fowl … Continue reading

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State of the Species – Charles C Mann

This is a repost of an article by Charles C Mann from the brilliant Orion Magazine. THE PROBLEM WITH environmentalists, Lynn Margulis used to say, is that they think conservation has something to do with biological reality. A researcher who … Continue reading

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A plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts | Scoop News

A plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts | Scoop News. Eating our way to a better world? : A plea to local, fair-trade, organic food enthusiasts By Andrea Brower June 13, 2012 My belly is full. It seems no … Continue reading

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